5 September 2018
This year’s Network Harvest- our annual event exclusively for members- will include an inside look at how the UK climate may change over the 21st century as the Met Office and Environment Agency introduce UKCP18. We are also delighted to announce that Julie Hirigoyen, Chief Executive of the UK Green Building Council (UKGBC), and Sir Ed Davey, MP for Kingston and Surbiton and former Energy and Climate Change Secretary, will be our key-note speakers.
Environmental practitioners from a diverse range of more than 100 organisations including RSPB, Macmillan, WWF, Historic England and National Trust will attend the event at the Law Society in London on Wednesday 17th October. ‘Taking Charge of Change’ as a theme means celebrating the positive changes achieved by members, from slashing plastic waste to powered up green energy. We’ll also be focusing on practical solutions to addressing changes that are out of our control, with climate-change adaptation taking centre stage.
Above all, our event of the year will showcase the achievements of our members on the road to creating a sustainable, climate-friendly future for their organisation, their sector and the UK as a whole. Members- book your ticket here.
Innovation and Inspiration
The day will include quick-fire case studies to showcase the inspiring work being done by our members including innovations from Adnams brewery and insight into greening charity retail with the British Heart Foundation. There’ll also be plenty of opportunity for members to network, visit exhibitors, share ideas and forge new collaborations.
Practical Solutions and Exclusive Insights
An afternoon programme of workshops led by experts and practitioners includes: Climate Outreach on how to communicate climate change effectively, Cundall on integrating the Well Building Standards for healthy, happy buildings, and Surfdome on tackling the plastic waste crisis. National Trust will also introduce a strategic approach to climate change adaptation.
The Met Office and Environment Agency will be joining us to give members insight into the UK climate projections that will be published later this year, and offer guidance on how to use the data and analysis to start to develop climate change adaptation strategies.
The varied programme will be followed by an evening drinks reception in which we’ll be announcing the winners of our first ever network awards. You can view the full agenda for the day here, and, if you are a Fit for the Future member, book your complimentary ticket here.
If you are not a member but would like information about how to get involved, contact the network manager, Fergus Rolfe.