Resilience to climate change

Dear Transitioners

Vision the effects of climate change on Monmouth, + influence the policy makers

Climate Ready Gwent Workshop

Thursday 7 March, 6pm to 9pm at the Shire Hall, Monmouth

The aim of this project is to use creative techniques to gather our lived experiences of climate change, how they have affected us, + how they might affect us in the years to come.  The purpose is to use our stories + visions to inform policy makers in the Councils, Health Boards, Natural Resources Wales + other agencies so they can effectively make changes to the way they do things in order to maximise our resilience to climate change impacts such as flooding, droughts, rising temperatures + extreme heat events.

We are delighted that we have been asked by Monmouthshire County Council to host this workshop to explore:-

  • Your own experience of climate change over the last decades – changes you have seen in the seasons, nature, the weather
  • Your own experience of how we manage in severe weather – storms, high rainfall, drought, extremes of heat
  • What Monmouth’s climate might look like by 2040
  • What changes need to be made to ensure that our children, grandchildren, the elderly, + everyone else too, can cope

The session – with a break for light refreshments! – will start with a short presentation followed by workshop activities, discussion, + finally planning for the second workshop on 21 March.

Come + have your say – but places are limited so you need to book – email or text 07931 849486 with your details.

The workshop will be taken by consultants Dr Alan Netherwood + Dafydd Thomas who have extensive experience in working on climate risk + adaptation with government, local authorities, agencies + communities.  You will have a stimulating evening.  It is a rare opportunity to have your say to tell the policymakers what we envisage + what they must do to protect us.

We look forward to seeing 40 of you – first come, first served – so book your place now!

Vivien Mitchell