Engaging Communities on Energy and Climate Change – Edinburgh 2013

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Engaging Communities on Energy and Climate Change – Edinburgh 2013

Time: January 31, 2013 from 10am to 4pm
Location: The Melting Pot, 5 Rose Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2PR
Street: 5 Rose Street
City/Town: Edinburgh
Website or Map: http://maps.google.com/maps?q…
Phone: 0207 324 4775
Event Type: training, course
Organized By: Jonathan Elliott
Latest Activity: Nov 27, 2012

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Event Description

A course for anyone looking to develop community engagement for energy-saving and climate change.

Organisations and individuals need to take energy and climate change issues into account when planning their work. Delivering climate goals will require the engagement of a wide range of stakeholders, including community organisations.

This course will teach you the skills and information needed to develop long-term engagement of civil society organisations, groups and individuals in work on climate change and low-carbon living.

How can we make good community engagement happen on this complex issue? While some groups are active on limiting and adapting to climate change, it poses unique challenges to the majority who may have other interests and priorities.

This course outlines why climate change can be a particularly problematic issue for communities and how to overcome this.

People attending this course will:
• Learn the ways in which community engagement can deliver lasting change on climate and energy issues and how to make this happen.
• Understand why community engagement on climate change can be problematic.
• Be clear on the best ways to start a dialogue around climate change.
• Learn to lead a discussion on the positive aspects of low carbon living.
• Learn to support and work with communities.
• Be able to offer guidance to any community group on reducing their own foot print.
• Receive guidance on how to develop an action plan.


Who should attend the training?

The course will benefit anyone working with or seeking to work with community organisations on behaviour change, projects or local action planning. It will include a review of the new moves towards localism and how these impact on climate and sustainability work.

It is designed for climate and energy staff, community workers, organisers and activists. It covers approaches to work with both enthusiastic and less engaged communities. All participants will have time to work on developing their own actions plans for work after the course.


Electronic resources will be available to all participants.


 “Stimulating, informative and thought provoking!”

Barry Turner (East Lothian Council)

Engaging on engagement” - Paul Radcliffe (Environment Agency)


For more information visit: http://www.talkaction.org/training/engaging-communities-scotland/


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