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Lancashire Elected Members Briefing


Monday, January 28, 2013 - 10:00 to 12:45



Blackburn Town Hall, King William St,

Blackburn, BB1 7DY



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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.  

Lancashire Elected Members are invited to attend a breifing on Sustainability, Climate Resilience and the Low Carbon Economy, with a particular focus on Opportunities for Lancashire, including Green Deal.


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




Opportunities for Lancashire, including Green Deal

How low carbon and sustainable housing helps support Local Authority priorities on health and well-being as well as carbon reduction.  With a focus on the new Green Deal.


·         Current, previous and new programmes to support different households (e.g CERT, Warm Front, FITs, Green Deal, ECO)

·         Good practice on financing

·         Examples of local initiatives & LAs as Green Deal providers

·         Using the private and third sector

·         Developing local housing retrofit skills and supply chains

·         Communicating with your residents

·         Role of Councils and Elected Members