The talk will outline examples of existing community businesses that are building a more sustainable food system, and what needs to change in terms of national policy, legislation and funding for more communities to be able to take ownership of food production and supply to ensure a just transition.
Professor Jo Patterson will talk about her experiences in achieving affordable low carbon housing including both new build and retrofit housing - involving the design and construction of an affordable energy positive new build home that has been replicated by social housing companies in Wales.
Continuing from February's great discussion, we would love to hear more stories of things your local community are doing to tackle climate change, what's working, what are the challenges and how could we support each other to do more.
Kate Burtonwood is Head Gardener at Trinity College, Oxford. She has a deep interest in sustainability and will talk about the challenges of introducing sustainable ideas in her current role, and raise some ideas of what we could be doing at home to focus on sustainable practices in gardening.
Our informal networking events, OxCAN connect are a chance to discuss a topic of your choice. This month, we pick up the conversation that started in September about how we stay inspired to do our bit.
Join Jamie Anderson, who is leading our Transport Working Group, to learn about innovation and share ideas for how we can make a difference in this important area which accounts for 20-25% of global CO2 emissions.
What's left to say about climate change? This month, OxCAN Connect is calling on all you rebels out there with original ideas, quirky theories or things to get off your chest. We know the challenge. But what's the solution?
Continuing OxCAN Europe, hear from Dr Steve Smith (Oxford Net Zero), Owen Hewlett (CTO at Gold Standard Foundation), Eli Mitchell-Larson (Scoping Team Lead, Carbon Removal Advocacy Europe), Lori Guetre (Carbon Engineering Ltd.), and Zhizhen Wang (Signify) on the role of voluntary offsetting.
Part of our Asia, Australia and New Zealand series, speakers Will Steffen and Sujay Natson discuss the risks of climate change to the Asia Pacific region following the latest IPCC report. This event will be followed by optional informal networking for 30 minutes.
In this interactive session at Meeting Minds Sep 2021, Rachel Evatt (Balliol, 2000) talks about the practical elements of her project to restore a more natural ecological balance to her Derbyshire farm
It's all change for UK farming with huge new policy changes, Brexit, new trade deals. And on top of it all the climate and nature crises.
Vicki Hird from Sustain discusses how farmers, the food system and consumers will need to respond and take action. But will politicians help or hinder?