Developing a Zero Carbon Action Plan for Oxford – notes from the second climate cafe, with Cllr Tom Hayes

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Our second climate café aimed to provide an opportunity for:

  • LCWO and other Oxford residents to feed ideas into Oxford City Council’s emergency climate action plan
  • For Cllr Tom Hayes – Oxford City Council’s Cabinet Member for a Zero Carbon Oxford – to hear from residents about their suggestions about how to achieve a fast and just/fair transition

The event started with an overview of City Council action on climate change to date from Cllr Hayes – see Cllr Tom Hayes presentation at LCWO climate cafe, May 2019.

 

The 50 attendees then self-organised into working groups to discuss and suggest ideas about ‘How to achieve a fast and fair transition to a zero-carbon future’. Each group focused on a suggested theme with guiding questions and this also included extra topics put forward from the floor that people had energy and interest for.  Each group was facilitated by a ‘host’ who encouraged open dialogue supported by the guidelines below (and coffee and cake!).

 

At the end of the Café Tom Hayes committed to sharing and seeking responses from the ideas/propositions with relevant Council officers.

 

Read the write-ups of the event here:

Cllr Tom Hayes presentation at LCWO climate cafe, May 2019

LCWO climate cafe ideas for City Council climate emergency – action plan – FINAL June 2019

 

Thanks to everyone who came along, and especially to those who facilitated the different groups.

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