South Yorkshire Climate Alliance

RSA Forum conference: ‘Local Responses To Climate Crisis’

A half-day conference exploring climate change issues.

At the RSA we’re all about uniting people and ideas to resolve the challenges of our time. As part of that, on 18 November, we’re joining forces with external partners to run a Forum conference at Victoria Hall, Norfolk Street, Sheffield, S1 2JB.

Starting at 11am and going through until 3pm, there will be a chance to hear a series of short talks giving a range of perspectives on climate change. We’re bringing together leading local figures from the worlds of business, academia, politics and charity, for a half-day of lightning talks on the ideas they think can help to inform local responses to the climate crisis. The topics range from the importance of retrofitting design, how to adapt to climate change rather than merely prevent it, action research on a town-wide scale in Selby, the differential and unequal impact of climate crisis on a variety of demographics, and some ways to build up support for programmes across different sectors and interest groups.

The running order is as follows:

11.00am: Alice Mathers, Royal Society of Arts

11.20am: Richard Souter, Schools’ Climate Education South Yorkshire

11.40am: David Glew, Leeds Beckett University

12.00pm: Victoria Robertshaw, Green Street

12.20pm: Sherilyn MacGregor, University of Manchester

12.45pm: Break for lunch (catering not included)

1.30pm: Charlie Thorneycroft, Forum For The Future

1.50pm: Geoff Cox, South Yorkshire Climate Alliance

2.10pm: Andrew Wood, Yorkshire & Humber Climate Commission

2.30pm: James Lock, Foundation Earth

We’re keeping the talks short (all will be around fifteen minutes in length) so we can hear from as many people as possible. Come along to be inspired, meet like-minded people, and spark some ideas to shape the future.

Tickets are free, but spaces are limited, so be sure to book your place quickly.

Taking part in RSA in-person events

To participate in the event, you will need to register for a ticket so we can make sure we have an up-to-date list of those who plan on attending. This is for capacity purposes. We request that all attendees evaluate their own health and that of those they’re in close contact with. We encourage all attendees that are ill or showing symptoms of illness to stay home and to cancel your Eventbrite ticket if you are no longer able to join the event.

Given the ever-changing nature of the pandemic, please always check your latest national Government guidance in addition to following our baseline guidance enclosed here. If guidelines do change, the event may be cancelled at short notice.

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Nov 18 2022


11:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Victoria Hall
Victoria Hall, Norfolk Street, Sheffield City Centre, S1 2JB

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