- 26 March 2013
- DLA Piper LLP, Leeds
News & events
LGG AND EVERSHEDS HOST FURTHER CLIMATE CHANGE EVENT
LGG has teamed up with Eversheds to host a second Climate Change Conference in London on September 2.
With a substantial body of information out there - much of it framed in terms best described as techno-babble and heavily peppered with acronyms - the day is being billed as offering delegates everything they need to know within a clear, concise and orderly format
Stephen Cirell, local government sector leader at Eversheds, says: "We are hosting another of these events because climate change is racing up the order of priorities for local authorities.
"You may have heard of the CRC but do not really know what it does or how it will apply to your council. The key points are that it will involve a league table and financial penalties for those that do not secure a reduction in their CO2 emissions.
"The increasing costs of energy and the impact of other regimes, such as the CAA (Comprehensive Area Assessment), will also pressurise local authorities to move towards greater use of renewable energy and perhaps an interest in undertaking relevant projects, such as a district heating scheme," adds Stephen.
"Confused yet? You may have a vague recollection that some targets were agreed at Kyoto but not know what these were or how these are to be translated into requirements on local government in the UK. You may have heard of the Renewable Heat Incentive or Feed In Tariffs but are unclear what they do. All these elements of the regime will be fully explained.
"The event will start with a review of the policy framework and an indication of what we are trying to achieve in the UK and how we plan to get there."
The Climate Change Conference takes place at the City offices of Eversheds LLP on September 2, costs £215 plus VAT per delegate and carries 5.0 CPD points. Book now
* Stephen Cirell is currently on secondment from Eversheds to Cornwall Council as programme director for the Green Peninsula.