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Cheshire and Warrington Elected Members Briefing


Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 18:30 to 20:30


Warrington Town Hall





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CLASP is delivering a series of training and discussion sessions exclusively for elected members in the North West. The support is fully funded by the Environment Agency and the former North West Improvement and Efficiency Partnership.

The aim of the support is to empower elected members to support and encourage local progress towards a low carbon economy and more resilient local communities.  The support will particularly focus on identifying and explain new emerging issues, exploring the responsibilities of local authorities, and how members can make a difference.  


Cheshire & Warrington Elected Members are invited to attend a briefing on: Sustainability, Climate Resilience and the Low Carbon Economy


The session will include presentations and discussion on:

Context for low carbon development and climate resilience

  • UK and International policy
  • Current issues



Low Carbon Economy

  • Investment, jobs and market opportunities
  • Up-skilling the workforce



Improving our Building Stock

  • Retrofitting existing buildings
  • Low carbon design for new buildings



Low Carbon Energy Technologies

  • Overview of different low carbon energy technologies
  • Economic and financial aspects



Climate Resilience

  • Understanding the impact of climate and weather
  • Adapting our infrastructure, businesses and homes