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8TH NOVEMBER

START

SESSION

10:00

Opening Remarks

  • Prof. Jim Longhurst, Chairman of the Board of EAUC and Assistant Vice Chancellor for Environment and Sustainability, UWE

  • A word from our Headline Sponsor 

  • A Welcome to Loughborough University

10:15

Plenary - The Role of Education in Reaching Net Zero

Higher and Further Education has an important role to play in the global race to net zero emissions both by balancing their own emissions and by researching global solutions, models and pathways to net zero.  How Universities and colleges respond to the current crisis will be pivotal not only for students looking for future career opportunities but also for their local communities.

 

Panel:

Alyssa Gilbert, Director of Policy and Translation at the Grantham Institute for Climate Change and the Environment, Imperial College London

Prof. Emily Shuckburgh, Director of Cambridge Zero, University of Cambridge

11:00

REFRESHMENT BREAK

11:30

Conversations

These simultaneous sessions will focus on discussion and will give groups the opportunity to input and to work towards some achievable outputs for the sector in each of the following areas:

Carbon Emissions Reporting & Science Based Targets

Session Moderators:

Paulo Cruz, Sustainability Officer, Glasgow Caledonian University

Louise Ellis, Founder, ThinkEJ

Fiona Goodwin, Interim CEO, EAUC

Embedding ESD into curricula and pedagogy - Mapping your curriculum

Session Moderators:

Charlotte Bonner, National Head of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), Education and Training Foundation

Lucy Patterson, Sustainability in the Curriculum Project Officer, EAUC

Climate Anxiety

Session Moderator:

Steve Frampton, FE/HE Climate Commissioner and Chair, Association of Colleges Services Board

Caroline Hickman, Researcher, University of Bath

Biodiversity - Net Positive Universities and Colleges

Session Moderators:

Deb Govier, Royal Agricultural University

12:45

LUNCH

14:00

Conversations 

Smaller groups will run simultaneously and give you more discussion time, to learn from one another and discuss next steps in some of the key areas in the following categories:

How to Engage your Governors

Session Moderators:

Lindsey Johnson, EAUC Trustee and Principal and CEO, Craven College

Sandra Prail, Chair of Governors, Brighton Hove and Sussex Sixth Form College (BHASVIC) 

Climate Adaptation and Risk

Research and Climate Impacts

Session Moderator:

Jo Allatt, Senior Environmental Sustainability Programme Manager, Natural Environment Research Council

Costing your Net-zero Plans

15:15

REFRESHMENT BREAK

15:45

Plenary - Climate Justice

The impacts of climate change will not be borne equally or fairly, we need to continue to  focus on climate justice, looking through a human rights lens. Working together and raising our own awareness of these issues we can create a better future for present and future generations.

16:30

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS

17:30

FREE TIME

19:00

DRINKS RECEPTION

19:30

INFORMAL CONFERENCE DINNER

19:30

GREEN GOWN AWARDS CEREMONY

01:00

GREEN GOWN AWARDS CLOSE

9TH NOVEMBER

9:30

Welcome to Day 2

Lindsey Johnson, EAUC Trustee and Principal and CEO, Craven College

09:35

Plenary - Civic Institutions

Higher and Further Education needs to look more widely than it’s internal function and also embrace it’s geographic roles, influence and responsibilities as an agent to drive positive societal change.

 

Panel:

Luke Rake, Principal and CEO, Kingston Maurwood College

10:15

REFRESHMENT BREAK

10:45

Conversations 

Smaller groups will give you more discussion time, to learn from one another and discuss next steps in some of the key areas in the following categories:

Communicating Climate Change

Offsetting & Land for Carbon & The Carbon Coalition

Session Moderators:

Dr Toby Green, Director and Co-Founder, Carbon Green

Fiona Goodwin, Deputy CEO, EAUC

Michael Greenhough, Director and Co-Founder, Carbon Green

Embedding ESD – Policy and Influence

 

Charlotte Bonner, National Head of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), Education and Training Foundation

Lucy Patterson, Sustainability in the Curriculum Project Officer, EAUC

Green Skills

Session Moderators:

Tom Hamilton-Dick, Deputy Principal, North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College

12:00

LUNCH AND NETWORKING

13:30

Conversations 

These sessions will focus on discussion and will give groups the opportunity to input and to work towards some achievable outputs for the sector in each of the following areas:

​​The Scope 3 Headache

Session Moderators:

Helen Baker, Head of Procurement, University of the West of England

Rob Johnson, Head of Procurement Services, Southern Universities Purchasing Consortium

Carbon Literacy for Leaders

 

Session Moderators:

Dr Rachel Dunk, Principal Lecturer Student Experience / Environmental Management & Sustainable Development, Manchester Metropolitan University

Jane Mork, Senior Research Assistant – Carbon Literacy, Manchester Metropolitan University

Phil Korbel, Director of Advocacy, The Carbon Literacy Project

Student Careers

Session Moderators:

Lexie Jones, Chief Executive, Change Agents

Dr Emma Fieldhouse, Director, Future We Want

How to keep positive in a crisis

Session Moderators:

Kirsti Norris, Energy Manager, University of the West of England

John Thorne, Sustainability Coordinator, Glasgow School of Art

Louise Ellis, Founder, ThinkEJ

14:45

Closing Plenary – Inspirational

We want to ensure we send you back into your institutions feeling passionate and motivated.  The task ahead of us is significant, but we hope that our closing address will leave you feeling refreshed and energised for the journey ahead

15:30

CLOSING REMARKS AND PRIZEGIVING

Lindsey Johnson, EAUC Trustee and Principal and CEO, Craven College

16:00

CONFERENCE CLOSE