How can the outcomes of COP26 support the carbon neutral ambitions of businesses, policy makers and communities in Sedgemoor? 

If you want to find out what COP26 means to us in Sedgemoor, do join our online event:

COP26: what does it mean for Sedgemoor

10am-12noon  |  Wednesday 24th November  |  Online

Together with the University of Exeter’s Green Futures Network Burnham & Weston Energy is delivering this, the first of two, online events for local community organisations, businesses, policy makers and interested individuals.  

COP26: what does this mean for Sedgemoor?

In collaboration with Sedgemoor District Council, we will look at the trends that emerge from the conference and the impact they have on how we work together in the area. Crucially, we will also explore what learnings from COP26 we can implement in our strategies now.  We hope this will play an important role in helping achieve our local 2030 carbon neutral ambition and support local organisations delivering projects aimed at improving the environment and people’s quality of life.

To help us, our Panel includes: 

  • Kristy Blackwell, Strategy Manager for Climate Change, Sedgemoor District Council  
  • Ruth Lambert, Development Manager, Federation of Small Businesses Somerset & Wiltshire 
  • David Ralph, CEO, Heart of the South West LEP  
  • Richard Harper, Head of Sustainability, Energy and Carbon, Somerset NHS Foundation Trust and Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Steve Mewes, Local Nature Partnership Coordinator & Advocacy Manager, Somerset Wildlife Trust 

With your input, we will also discuss: 

  • Opportunities for local businesses 
  • Opportunities and funding shortfalls for local projects 
  • Local climate adaptation impacts 

Who should attend?

This event is designed to bring together those keen to work with others and make a difference locally. We welcome policy makers and officers, public and private sector organisations of all sizes, community organisations and conscious citizens.

We hope it will help raise the profile of what is happening locally already and provide a discussion through which organisations can identify emerging opportunities that milestones like COP26 offer.  

For Burnham & Weston Energy, it is also an opportunity to explore how we can better support local net zero strategies and climate change action. This is particularly important as we look to launch the next round of grants available through our community benefit fund. 

Find out more & register

Burnham & Weston Energy also supports communities in and around Weston-super-Mare, North Somerset. To find out more about our ‘COP26: what does it mean to North Somerset?’ event taking place on 25th November, please click here.