September Meetup: Health and the Reading Climate Action Network
September 24 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Our main speaker, Chris Beales, will give a brief overview of some of the risks facing the health sector, as a consequence of the changing climate. A discussion will follow about what we can and must do about this. The risks to both physical and mental health and wellbeing are significant. However, there are great opportunities for all of us in Reading if we tackle the climate change challenge. He will finish by talking about a really positive vision for the future of the town.
This is a great time to be talking about this topic as the Third Reading Climate Change Strategy is in development. (See https://readingcan.org.uk/strategy-consultation-interview).
- 6.30-7:00pm: Arrive and meet other attendees and members of the Ethical Reading team
- 7:00-7.05pm: Welcome and introduction
- 7.05-7.30pm: Talk by the main speaker
- 7.30-8.20pm: Discussion in breakout groups with feedback
- 8.20-8.30pm: Wrap-up and mentions of relevant upcoming events etc*
- 8.30-9.00pm: For those who wish, retire to the bar to continue the conversation
* Please let us know in advance if you would like to mention something
Speaker: Chis Beales, Chair Reading Climate Change Partnership
Chris Beales is the current Chair of the Reading Climate Change Partnership, and he has been on the board since 2016 where he represents the Environment Agency. His interest in Climate Change goes back to his University days and lead him to create a climate change information website (www.chrisbeales.net) to try and help make sense of the issue. He then became more involved within the Environment Agency looking at: risk assessments for our river catchments; concepts for adaptation planning; and how to communicate climate change issues with colleagues.
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