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Councils x Climate Change: How Local Authorities Are Tackling Climate Change

How can local authorities use strategic design to develop a sustainable and meaningful response to the climate emergency?

What to expect

More than 160 councils across the UK have declared a climate emergency, committing themselves to reducing the causes and impacts of climate change within their local authority and beyond. These aspirations are timely and valiant, but how can they be translated into effective policy and on-the-ground change?

This panel discussion, curated by Public Practice, will explore this question. Bringing together leading environmentalists, place-shapers, politicians and thinkers, the panel will discuss the strategies and proactive approaches to the crisis currently being trialled by local councils and look ahead to what should happen next.


  • Julie Hirigoyen, Chief Executive UK Green Building Council
  • Sunand Prasad, Senior Partner Penoyre & Prasad, and Mayors Design Advocate
  • Sarah Cary, Executive Director of Place London Borough of Enfield
  • Cllr Bridget Smith, Leader of South Cambridgeshire District Council

Booking information

Members: £5
Adult: £10
Student/concession: £5


Public Practice is a not-for-profit social enterprise with a mission to improve the quality and equality of everyday places by building the public sector’s capacity for proactive planning.

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