The net-zero agenda and its local impacts, including place attachment, communities and livelihoods
- Friday 4 March 2022, 09:30–17:00
- Professor Thora Tenbrink: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bangor University’s Places of Climate Change (PloCC) Research Centre invites you to an interdisciplinary one-day online workshop to address local impacts of the net-zero agenda on 4th March 2022.
The morning will set the scene by brief position talks from invited experts across policy, land use, business and community, followed by a panel discussion. Afternoon discussions will be facilitator-led and aimed at tangible outcomes. All are welcome – from postgrad students and early career researchers to senior academics across all disciplines from Bangor University and beyond, as well as interested stakeholders and non-academics. The aim of the event is to form new networks to identify specific research goals and form new collaborations – whether in the form of project proposals and funding, or academic papers or focus groups. Come prepared to think, listen, challenge, and collaborate!
Context: The net-zero agenda has substantial implications for land use (and thus changes in the countryside we see around us), energy (and thus further landscape/coastal changes), and building energy & materials (and therefore the appearance of our towns and cities). All have a ‘place’ aspect, meaning that the relations between local communities and the places they live in and love will be affected, and will therefore evoke strong emotions from the public as well as setting strong challenges for the affected sectors and for policy makers. This topic is of interest for many academic disciplines, including scientific disciplines where net-zero related technologies are being developed, or natural sciences where ecology, hydrology, biology and coastal changes may be observed. Moreover the social sciences, arts, humanities, psychology and education address how people react and how they could be encouraged to change behaviour. Business and finance sectors furthermore relate to the feasibility and scale of these new technologies being adopted or invested in, as well as the influence of consumers on different initiatives through their choices.
In short, the cross-disciplinary challenge is enormous, and needs to be addressed by a multi-faceted approach. This workshop will start with a selection of speakers from across different roles (governmental policy, community, business, science) who will present their relevant perspectives, stimulating discussion in the workshop sessions which follow and will work towards informed and relevant research project ideas. This workshop is supported by the NERC discipline hopping funding scheme.
|Morning: bilingual (Welsh/English) with simultaneous translation available until 12:00|
|9:30-9:40||Thora Tenbrink: Welcome and introduction|
|9:40-9:50||Morwenna Spear: Key points from the CCC’s net zero report for the UK|
|9:50-10:10||Christine Wheeler (Welsh Government)|
|10:10-10:30||Gerallt Llewelyn Jones (Menter Môn - Morlais)|
|10:45-11:05||Grant Peisley (DEG / GwyrddNi)|
|11:05-11:25||Jane Hodgson (Denbighshire County Council)|
|11:25-12.00||Facilitated Panel Discussion|
|In the afternoon, a series of breakout rooms will be used to develop responses to the challenges posed and issues arising, and interdisciplinary opportunities for future work in terms of collaborative research projects.|
|13:15-14:00||Breakout session 1|
|14:00-14:15||Report back (Plenary)|
|14:30-15:15||Breakout session 2|
|15:15-15:30||Report back (Plenary)|
|15:45-16:30||Breakout session 3|
|16:30-17:00||Report back & Wrap up (Plenary)|
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