PAST EVENTS 2022
THE GOLF ASSEMBLY
24th Feb 2022
Farhana Yamin (International climate change lawyer and Chair of BNZ),
Peter Brown (Chair of Yealm Community Energy Project) and
Lynne Kenderdine (Devon Wildlife Trust - Avon Valley Project) and a recorded special message to community groups in South Hams from Nigel Topping UN High-Level Champion for the United Kingdom.
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THE ISLAND ASSEMBLY
21st Feb 2022
Local government, community groups, social entrepreneurs, organisations,
farmers and businesses met at the Burgh Island Hotel to meet in person
and forge partnerships and further engagement to reduce our community carbon footprint and rebuild natural habitats.
Key Note Speakers: Farhana Yamin (International climate change lawyer and Chair of BNZ), Dulma Clark Social entrepreneur, Head of Livebarefoot Fund at Vivobarefoot and Devon Environment Foundation. Nigel Topping UN High-Level Champion for the UK
Sixty delegates heard from leading local experts: Mukti Mitchell - Director Carbon Savvy ; Peter Brown - Chair Yealm Community Energy; Als Parker - Director Devon Energy Collective; Mark Hodgson - Founder and MD of Co Cars; Jonathan Smith - Director Farm Carbon Toolkit; Lynne Kenderdine - Manager Avon Valley Project Devon Wildlife Trust and Guy Parker - Director of Wychwood Biodiversity Limited.
An estimated 500 people of all generations created a
visual and musical display of their support for the
climate change legislation and funding needed ensure communities can play their part to keep the rise in temperatures below 1.5 deg C before 2030.