Zero 2030 – climate transformation

UPDATE @ Mar 2022

We are really happy to report the development of a Climate Emergency Centre for Worthing. This community-led project is being supported by numerous environmental organisations across our area, including Green Tides, Worthing CAN, Transition Town Worthing, led by XR Worthing. Funding bids are in and the community is being surveyed to gauge their support and develop needs when the centre goes live.

UPDATE @ Jan 2021

The Draft Climate Plan was taken to Adur & Worthing Council’s (AWC) Joint Strategic Committee on the 8th September 2020. The plan and their response (about halfway down the page) highlights the amount of activity and environmental efforts that are taking place already, and sets out the ambitions from those who attended Zero 2030.

Since the conference, AWC have held a successful Citizens Climate Assembly – the first fully online – with hugely positive feedback from everyone involved. Worthing CAN were represented on the assembly’s advisory board throughout the process. We can see real synergies between the recommendations from the climate assembly and the Zero 2030 conference. We look forward to 2021 and how we can support the actions recommended.

To hear the amazing range of expert speakers from the Citizens Climate Assembly, visit their YouTube channel.

4th March 2020, Assembly Rooms and Town Hall, Worthing, West Sussex

Wow! What an incredible day. Firstly, big thanks to our speakers, workshop leaders, facilitators and volunteers – also, our crowdfunding donors and LUSH funding – and to everyone who attended – you made it great! 300 people, representing 125 organisations, came along to hear a morning of inspirational speakers, with ten local experts leading the afternoon workshops. 98% of those attending said they felt significantly better or better informed about the climate and ecological crises and how to respond.

Worthing CAN are in the process of writing up the outputs from the workshops and collating these. We will continue to work with Transition Town Worthing and Adur & Worthing Councils to support, develop and monitor activity – whilst, also getting on with our own projects.

In the meantime, please find below the link to resources from the day – including speakers presentations and workshop presentations. We will continue to update these pages as they are finalised.

Resources – morning session – speakers presentations and video links

Resources – afternoon session – workshop presentations by our expert speakers

This is just the start. To get involved in future, contact – [email protected] or  [email protected].