Devolve to evolve: what role should local communities play in decarbonising homes? - 15 Feb 2022 13:00 – 14:15

How much of the transition to greener heating should be locally-led - and how much should this be dictated by national government? What would it look like to have a transition that's completely bottom-up? Join our panel of experts as we explore how national and local approaches might work together on the journey to net zero.

This event is the fifth in the Making the Switch Towards Cleaner, Greener Homes event series. Explore the four other events in this series by visiting the event home page.

Speakers

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Louise Marix Evans, Director, Quantum Strategy & Technology

Louise Marix Evans, Director, Quantum Strategy & Technology & formerly Senior Advisor, Committee on Climate Change Louise working with the CCC as a Senior Advisor during 2020, focusing on local delivery of the sixth carbon budget. She researched and wrote Local Authorities and the Sixth Carbon Budget report published alongside the Sixth Carbon Budget in December 2020. She is currently working on a project with UK100 to develop a Framework for Local Delivery of Net Zero. Louise has over 18 years’ experience of tackling climate change, working with public, private, community and university organisations mainly in the North of England. Recent projects include Power Shift: Research into Local Authority powers relating to climate action for UK100 and Rural Net Zero: The role of rural local authorities in reaching Net Zero for UK100’s Countryside Climate Network. Louise is currently supporting Greater Manchester Combined Authority in drafting the Local Nature Recovery Strategy, having run nine engagement workshops to identify outcomes and measures for nature recovery. She has worked with numerous local authorities since 2009, and supported Greater Manchester Combined Authority in its Green Summit 2018 engaging with over 4,000 citizens and organisations to develop a Green and Carbon Neutral plan for the city-region and is a member of the Five-Year Environment Plan Forum. Louise has also worked in the community energy sector for over 6 years, both as a director of local Community Benefit Societies and through supporting other groups. She founded a Repair Café in her village, bringing together skilled volunteers to help people reduce waste by repairing and re-using their possessions, and to eat cake, drink tea and chat together.