6 Dec – COP28 Climate Think-In

  • Date Wednesday, 6 December 2023
  • Time 4pm 6:30pm
  • Address The Africa Centre, 66 Great Suffolk St, London, SE1 0BL
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Climate Think-In for COP28

Bankside is championed for its distinct character and for thinking differently – why should this be any different when it comes to the climate crisis?

COP28 will take place from 30 November until 12 December 2023 and here in Bankside we’re all about practical action. We’ll be hosting our Climate Think-In to bring Banksiders together as we explore, learn and share ideas for driving climate action.

This Think-In will take a closer look at energy in Southwark – from residents living in energy poverty to accessing help, from retrofit projects and building decarbonisation to voluntary offsetting opportunities.

Meet the panel:

  • Sadie Hodgson, Sustainabiltiy Manager, Better Bankside
  • Luke Bajic, Senior Consultant, Temple
  • Chris Webb, Sustainability Manager, tp bennett
  • Vanessa Parry O’Driscoll, Climate Change Project Officer, Southwark Council
  • Kristina Kerwin, Director, LSBU Energy Advice Centre

Topics we’ll cover:

  • Supporting SMEs in Southwark to reduce energy and cut costs – how can your business get involved?
  • Climate risk mapping and energy in poverty in Southwark – what is the link between climate change and building decarbonisation?
  • Advice for residents – what does this tell us about the support that is needed?
  • Voluntary offsetting in Southwark – can an idea transform how we link businesses with retrofit projects in Southwark?

We’ll hear a short presentation from each of our speakers with the chance to explore these topics in more depth through a Panel Discussion and Q&A. There will then be an opportunity to share your own ideas and explore opportunities to collaborate with local businesses in our breakout session.


This event will be taking place in the Feeny Room at The Africa Centre with refreshments provided.

Location: Feeny Rom, The Africa Centre – link to Google Maps

Any dietary requirements please email sh@betterbankside.co.uk.

Looking for more?

Find out about the Southwark Climate Collective and how it can support your business to reduce energy, cut costs and increase efficiencies (for free!).

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