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SDG Fortnight – Tackling Climate Change in Canterbury event

An open event is being hosted by the Canterbury Society on Wednesday 19 February at 19.30 in St Thomas’ Church hall to explore the roles of government, community and individuals in tackling the climate and ecological emergency.

As part of delivering the University’s civic mission, we work closely with communities and organisations across Kent to ensure collaboration in tackling the issues of climate, ecological breakdown and social inequality within our region.

Representatives from the University participate in the local Sustainable Development Goals Forum, a collective of civil society groups aiming to raise awareness and plan activity around the SDGs and to inform local decision making on these issues. More recently, in response to Canterbury City Council’s declaration of Climate Emergency, the Canterbury Climate Action Partnership (CCAP) was formed to address the climate emergency.

CCAP are organising the event with the Canterbury Society for Wednesday 19 February to explore the possible responses to the climate and ecological emergency.  University students and staff will participate in two panels: The first, Strategic choices to reach zero carbon, will explore the relationship between local government and the community in making decisions about the future of the city and district.  The second panel, Taking direct responsibility for zero carbon, will explore how each of us can participate in movement of change within our communities, businesses and institutions.

The event will introduced by Professor Richard Scase, Emeritus Professor in the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research and one of the world’s leading business forecasters and chaired be Dr Carl Wright, Trustee of the United Nations Association UK and of Canterbury Climate Action Partnership.

For more information about the event please visit the Canterbury Society website.

The SDG fortnight is being organised by the Sustainability Team. For more information or to view the full programme please visit our webpages or email