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Meeting the Climate Change Challenge: Empowering Your Community Thursday 8th September 2011: 09.30 - 15.00

Project part-financed by the European Union

Agenda 10.05 – 10.20

Opening Address - Dr Alan Whitehead MP, member of the Parliamentary Select Committee for Energy and Climate Change

10.20 – 10.30

TrIsCo Overview - Adam Goulden, the Environment Centre (tEC)

10:30 – 10:50 10:50 – 10:55

Renewable Energy on Gotland – Helena Andersson, Region Gotland, Sweden Questions

10:55 – 11:15 11:15 – 11:20

Whitehill Bordon Eco Town: Growing a Greener Future – Bruce Collinson, Sustainability Theme Lead Questions

11:20 – 11:40

Refreshment Break

11:40 – 12:00 12:00 – 12:05

Southampton: A Low Carbon City Strategy – Neil Tuck, Southampton City Council Questions

12:05 – 12:25 12:25 – 12:30

Jubilee Eco Terrace: A Pilot Retrofit Initiative - Frances Fraser, Portsmouth City Council Questions

12:30 – 12:50 12:50 – 12:55

Simplified CO2 Assessment Tool – Prof. Madelyn Marrero Melendez, University of Seville Questions

12:55 – 13:45


13:45 – 14:05 14:05 – 14:10

The Third Sector and Community Engagement – Dr. Milena Büchs, University of Southampton (Third Sector Research Centre) Questions

14:10 – 14:30 14:30 – 14:35

Engaging Communities in CO2 Reduction – Arianne Vijge, BMF, the Netherlands Questions

14:35 – 14:55 14:55 -15:00

TrIsCo Project: Good Practices and Recommendations for Community Engagement – Adam, Goulden, the Environment Centre (tEC) Questions


Event Close

Transition Island Communities: Empowering Localities to Act (TrIsCo)

Project part-financed by the European Union

The Project • Working with communities across the European Union • Aimed to identify and understand what works best to bring people together to encourage collective action and reduce CO2 emissions. Central to TrIsCo’s impact is the exchange of experience, expertise, good and practice by a multi-disciplinary team.

Region Gotland The municipality of Gotland, Sweden

TrIsCo Partnership

the Environment Centre (tEC) An environmental charity from South East England, UK

Viimsi Vallavalitsus UniversĂ­dad de Sevilla

The rural municipality of Viimsi, Estonia

The University of Seville, AndalucĂ­a, Spain

ACER Reggio Emilia Brabantse Milieufederatie (BMF) A not for profit organisation from Nord Brabant, the Netherlands

A Social housing operator representing 45 municipalities and the Province of Reggio Emilia, Italy

Project Activities • • • • • •

Study tours and inter-regional events Education programmes Training, workshops and seminars Tailored advice and support Community events and competitions Development of a simple CO2 reduction tool

Good Practices Good practices have been identified across the partnership Good Practice Catalogue: - showcases good practices, initiatives and techniques - is designed to inform and inspire those undertaking community engagement activities

TrIsCo Introduction  

Introduction to the TrIsCo project. Meeting the Climate Change Challenge: Empowering Your Community Event

TrIsCo Introduction  

Introduction to the TrIsCo project. Meeting the Climate Change Challenge: Empowering Your Community Event