Stanley Picker Gallery is pleased to be hosting Net Zero Carbon Communities – how can we achieve this?, a workshop by Heba Elsharkawy, head of architecture and landscape at Kingston School of Art. The workshop will introduce the national and local agendas to the Net Zero Carbon agenda.
Climate change mitigation and resilience requires collective global, national and local action. There needs to be a radical change in how the built environment sector operates as a whole with natural disasters happening across the world as direct outcomes of climate change. Moreover, due to anthropogenic activities, many communities are struggling with local issues such as air quality and public health, inequality and social justice, and lack of job opportunities. Reducing carbon emissions will ultimately bear a positive impact on the environment and on national priorities in the UK.
The workshop will introduce the national and local agendas for Net Zero Carbon agenda, before engaging participants in smaller groups in producing localised interventions to help achieve the net zero carbon targets. Participants will be enabled to build a clear picture of the effectiveness of community actions in addressing this global issue.