The Leader of Lewes District Council will be the keynote speaker at a London Climate Action Week event on Friday (July 1).
Councillor Zoe Nicholson’s speech will focus on the power of local action to help communities reach their net-zero goals at an online panel event from 12.30pm to 1.30pm called Pioneering new ways of investing at a local level to reach net-zero.
She said: “I am very pleased to be part of London Climate Action Week which is a great opportunity for those of us who are dedicated to taking action against climate change to connect and share ideas.
“Despite a lack of cohesive policies from government, in Lewes district we are making great efforts to achieve our commitment to being net carbon zero and fully climate resilient by 2030.
“On Friday, I look forward to talking about the importance of community support for projects like community energy and retrofitting at scale, and the role local authorities and community organisations play in meeting net zero targets.
“I am also keen to hear about work carried out elsewhere in the country towards meeting net zero goals.”
Organisations represented on the panel include Ethex, Postcode Innovation Trust, UK100, Thrive Renewables and Solar for Schools.
Councillor Nicholson added: “This is set to be an inspirational discussion for anyone interested in taking local action to tackle the global problem we are all now facing.”
Register to view the online event here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_jyMQAGC2SLiOUCF3T5tApQ