A cross-sector coalition is urging everyone across the North East to come together with the aim of ‘Becoming England’s greenest region’. The North East England Climate Coalition (NEECCo) is calling upon every individual, household, business and organisation in the region to sign up and make a pledge to work together, and to help attract significant and sustainable investment, including from government, to build a £1.5 billion portfolio of investable projects.
NEECCo’s aims include agreeing ambitious targets to develop and deliver climate and environmental initiatives to tackle the climate emergency, reverse ecological collapse and deliver a just transition to a new green economy.
Reaching this goal can only be accomplished at scale, and through sectors and organisations working together, so everyone is asked to do their bit, however small.
InstallerSHOW is the go-to event for professionals working in the heating, plumbing and renewables industry. Visitors have the chance to get hands-on with the products they use every day, from boilers and showers, to heat pumps and solar, and tools and consumables.
Low Carbon Home’s second retrofit conference will draw on the soon-to-be-published city-region retrofit feasibility study which considers how best to improve 428,000 homes across the region.
Our first Low Carbon Homes event in Scotland – hosted by Glasgow City Council – concluded that there are huge commercial opportunities around retrofit in Glasgow in the run up to the COP26 Conference later this year, as well as many socio-economic ‘co-benefits’ for householders.While the technology is available to scale up retrofit, our expert panel said, the city needs to see more innovation and collaboration between government, industry and training providers to realise Glasgow’s aspiration of carbon neutrality by 2030 – particularly on retrofitting the city’s iconic tenement blocks.
Businesses, public sector leaders and training providers at Low Carbon Homes’ online Glasgow retrofit conference highlighted enormous commercial, environmental, public health and socio-economic benefits of retrofitting homes in the city region. Glasgow City Council has set an ambitious target for the city to become carbon neutral by 2030, which would make it the UK’s first carbon neutral city.
Suffolk’s public sector leaders have approved the publication of a Climate Emergency Plan for Suffolk. The plan will support our commitment to a green economic recovery as well as addressing the urgent need to deal with the climate emergency. This event, hosted by the Suffolk Climate Change Partnership, is held as part of our commitment to work with local stakeholders in delivering a carbon-neutral Suffolk by 2030.
West Lancashire Borough Council aspire to build low carbon homes for the future and retrofit existing council stock; improving energy efficiency, reducing fuel poverty and tackling climate change. Its development company Tawd Valley Developments has committed to make this a priority, developing a low carbon housing plan by the end of 2021.
The December 2021 event will focus on the actions, resources and partnership working across public and private sectors to deliver the plan across the borough and beyond.