Nottingham Climate Action Panel 2022
On Thursday 24th March, Nottingham Trent University hosted a virtual panel discussion to bring together staff and students from both universities, Nottingham City Council, and members of the wider Nottingham community to discuss how we continue to engage others to help drive down carbon emissions in our city and region.
Staff and students from both universities and members of the general public joined the session and it was encouraging to see informed and engaged students, staff and citizens input their own ideas and knowledge about ways to address climate change through individual and collective action. The event was organised by the Sustainability Team as an extension to our Sustainability Action Week held between 28th Feb and 6th March 2022. We’d like to send a sincere thank you to all attendees and panel members for making the event such a success.
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NTU hosted the event as part of Universities for Nottingham which brought together staff and students from both Universities along with members of the wider Nottingham community to discuss how we achieve carbon targets in our city and region and engage our communities to undertake climate action. It was fantastic to see the universities and Nottingham City Council working together to advance sustainability and reduce carbon emissions.
The panel was chaired by NTU’s Richard Bull, Deputy Dean of Architecture, Design and Built Environment and included representatives from Nottingham City Council and both universities:
- Angie Lillistone - Head of Carbon Reduction Projects and Policy, Nottingham City Council
- Andy Nolan - Development and Sustainability Director, University of Nottingham
- Hamza Nouman - Environment and Social Justice Officer, University of Nottingham Students' Union
- Katarina Miler – Networking Officer, Sustainability Society, Nottingham Trent University
- Charmaine Morrell - Head of Sustainability, Nottingham Trent University
The panel opened with a short presentation by each panellist explaining what their respective organisation is currently doing to reach their respective net zero/carbon neutral targets and how they work to encourage and facilitate engagement with climate action. Attendees were invited to submit questions electronically when registering or during the session via the live chat feature. Green Rewards, the online platform adopted by all three institutions, was used as an example to evaluate community contributions.
Questions, covering a range of topics, were submitted to the panel during the event. Some were general and some were directed at specific institutions i.e. Nottingham City Council (NCC), Nottingham Trent University (NTU) or University of Nottingham. Further details about each institutions’ sustainability strategy and activities can be found on the following links:
- Nottingham’s 2028 Carbon Neutral Target
- Sustainability at University of Nottingham
- Sustainability in Action at Nottingham Trent University
Also explored were how to further become involved with each of the institutions net zero/carbon neutral goals. You can find out more about becoming involved using the following links
Let's Keep the Conversation Going
We’d like to thank you all again for taking part in this important conversation. We do hope this is just one part of a continuous conversation as we recognise there’s so much passion, interest and commitment to advancing sustainability in Nottingham and beyond.
We intend to host future events such as these to continue to explore what we can do as individuals and collectively. In the meantime we’d invite you to join us in the conversation by following us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, or emailing us at email@example.com. Students and staff are also encouraged to join Green Rewards to learn more about how to adopt sustainable behaviours at NTU and in their personal lives.