Devon Climate Emergency Response: Transforming agriculture to reduce emissions – 16th October 2-5pm at Exeter University.

By Emma Montlake

We are delighted that ELF’s outreach programme will be holding a free community event at Exeter University on 16th October from 2pm to 5pm to consider how local residents and businesses can help to achieve Devon’s Climate Emergency ambitions and transform agricultural practices to help decarbonise Devon by 2030. Participants will explore the opportunities to make their voice heard, ways to do so effectively and how to challenge lack of appropriate action. The overall aim is to assist communities to protect their local environments while helping Devon move towards its zero carbon target.

This will be a pilot for a nationwide programme of events to explore how the Climate Emergency Declarations provide opportunities for communities to influence local environmental decision-making (for example, within the local planning system) and demonstrate how action to address local environmental concerns can link with action on climate change.

The Exeter event will feature presentations from:

  • Peter Chamberlain of Devon’s Climate Emergency Group,
  • Honor May Eldridge, Head of Policy at the Sustainable Food Trust,
  • Jeremy Roe, the community voice from local community group Too Much Slurry,

which will be followed by a workshop with ELF member and Environmental Solicitor David Sumner to explore some of the issues and opportunities in more detail.

The event will take place in The Forum Expo Lab 2, Exeter University, EX4 4QR from 2pm to 5pm. Entrance is free but those interested in attending are asked to register: http://bit.ly/ELFevent.

For more detail follow this link to the website.

For further information please contact: events@elflaw.org