Climate emergency in the UK

This was joint half-day webinar with UKELA held on 23rd February 2022. Details are available here. A video of the event is also available along with an additional video of the presentation from Kit England, Green Economy Manager, Glasgow City Council, who was unable to join us on the day.

Thank you to our speakers:

Session 1 – ELF/UKELA Climate Emergency Declaration Research

  • Tom Brenan, Joint Executive Director, ELF – Introduction to ELF report: Local Urgency on Climate Emergency? See slides
  • Stephanie Bruce-Smith, UKELA Student Working Party – review of Climate Emergency Declarations among Northern Ireland local authorities. See slides
  • Naomi Holford, Open University – A look forward to phase 2 of the Climate Emergency Declaration project. See slides

 Session 2: work flowing from Climate Emergency Declarations

  • Kit England, Green Economy Manager, Glasgow City Council – city experience.  See slides and video
  • Kat Kramer, formerly Christian Aid – NGO perspective. See slides

Session 3: legal analysis post COP26

  • Becky Clissmann, Managing Director, The Chancery Lane Project – Climate Emergency Declarations in decision-making. See slides
  • Estelle Dehon, Barrister, Cornerstone Barristers – Climate litigation, what’s missing, what should be on the agenda for COP27?. See slides

Thank you to ELF’s Chair Richard Wald QC for chairing and overseeing the panel discussion.

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