WUC Professor runs workshops for Essex Climate Action Commission

June 2022

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Peter Hobson, Professor in Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainability at Writtle University College, is running weekly community stakeholder workshops on behalf of Essex Climate Action Commission at the University of Essex.

The Essex Climate Action Commission was set up to advise on tackling climate change.

It identifies ways to mitigate the effects of climate change, improve air quality, reduce waste across Essex and increase the amount of green infrastructure and biodiversity in the county.

It also explores how to attract investment in natural capital and low carbon growth.

Seven workshops have been delivered so far.

Stakeholders include a broad spectrum of local communities, including professional staff from the Environment Agency, Natural England, The National Trust, Wildlife Trusts, other NGOs, county, town and parish councils. 

Peter said: "Our task is to facilitate community-based climate action and nature recovery planning strategies. The workshops have received excellent feedback and we're delighted to have received 100% satisfaction so far from participants."