WEBINAR: How are we addressing climate change in our most vulnerable communities?

WEBINAR: How are we addressing climate change in our most vulnerable communities? 752 564 Greengage Environmental

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In this webinar, we explore how different sectors are responding to the urgent need to ensure our most vulnerable communities are protected and have the infrastructure they need to be resilient to the impacts of climate change. All too often, our sector focuses on the buildings, and not the people inside the buildings.

COP26 had an acute focus on vulnerable communities across the globe, and we want to bring that lens closer to home to see how we are managing with the impacts already been felt here in the UK. We hear how social housing providers, policy makers and healthcare providers are addressing flooding, overheating, overcrowding, social isolation and fear.

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Environmental and Sustainability Manager for the Yorkshire Ambulance Service

  • Alexis Percival is the Environmental and Sustainability Manager for Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust based in Yorkshire, UK.  She started as the first Sustainability Manager for an ambulance service in the country in 2009.  Her role is a challenging as she works to slash the carbon footprint of the blue light ambulance service through innovative technologies in the estates and fleet as well as working with her procurement department to decrease emissions through buying choices.  She is in charge of the carbon management and reduction programme implementing awareness schemes, rolling out a carbon champion scheme and installing innovative low carbon technologies across the estate.  She has worked on developing low to zero emission ambulances with innovative low carbon fleet technologies.  She is facilitating the roll out the EV charging infrastructure for the ambulance service fleet on ambulance service sites as well as working with civic and other healthcare partners to ensure that additional infrastrucure is implemented to support the service.  She is also investigating the challenges of decarbonising the ambulance service through renewable technologies, Net Zero ambulance station design, phasing out of entonox and looking at alternative models of care  She is also working to prepare the ambulance sevirce for climate adaptation assessing the impact of flooding, heat waves and sea inundation.  She set up the GrEAN (Green Environmental Ambulance Network) in 2010, connecting all of the sustainability leads across the ambulance services of the UK to drive forwards the Net Zero agenda. 

    She has over 20 years of experience in the environmental field as an environmental consultant working on large national and international projects in the UK as well as Brazil, Germany, Mozambique and Australia.  She took a career break and spent 3 years driving around the world in an ex-military ambulance, travelling overland to Australia and then travelling around South America. 

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Luke Murphy

Associate Director and Head of the Environmental Justice Commission at IPPR

  • Luke heads IPPR’s Environmental Justice Commission and leads the Energy, Climate, Housing and Infrastructure team. 

    Before joining IPPR in 2016, Luke worked in parliament, the voluntary sector and the private sector. Luke has worked for the Labour party as a policy and political adviser for a shadow secretary of state and successive shadow housing ministers leading their work on housing, also working on local government and devolution. He has worked on policy and advocacy projects for the Living Wage Foundation and a leading housing association. Luke also has significant experience in communications and campaigning. 

    Luke is an experienced media performer and contributor. He has appeared on national broadcast media, including BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 2, BBC News and Channel 4 Dispatches, and has written for a range of newspapers including the Guardian, the Times and the Independent, and for other outlets including the New Statesman and HuffPost. 

    Luke holds an MSc in international politics from the School of Oriental and African Studies, and a BSc in politics and economics from the University of Bath. 

    Luke has experience across a wide range of public policy issues including: 

    • climate 
    • energy 
    • housing 
    • local government 
    • property taxation 
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Stephanie Noyce

Head of Financial and Digital Inclusion at Clarion Futures

  • Stephanie has been with Clarion Futures, part of the Clarion Housing Group, since March 2009. As Head of Money and Digital, she responsible for Clarions national money and energy guidance service, and digital inclusion programme.

    Supporting residents facing financial hardship, in 2021/22 Clarion Futures helped over 3,717 people into work, 2,781 into training, supported over 4,000 residents with money and energy guidance, and delivered almost 30,000 digital inclusion interventions. The Foundations Emergency Support Fund, rapidly created in response to the Covid pandemic, awarded £123,953 to existing and new local partners for the provision of crisis support such as provision of food and remobilisation of vital community activities.

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Chris Moss

Green Infrastructure Consultant

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