Climate Awareness Workshop 7 December 2023

 

Climate event

 

Thank you to everyone attending the Climate Awareness Workshop on 7 December. Please find below the presentation, as well as some useful additional information. 

 

Climate Awareness Presentation

Climate slide

 

Funding to help voluntary, community, and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations in England improve their energy efficiency

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport has launched a £25.5 million funding package to help voluntary, community, and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations in England improve their energy efficiency.

Eligible organisations will be able to apply for 1) an independent energy assessment and 2) capital grants to install energy efficiency measures.

To apply for the second element, organisations not owning their premises will need to ask for their landlords’ permission. As many VCSE organisations lease their premises from councils, councils are encouraged to support their tenants in applying.

Councils are encouraged to share this scheme with VCSE organisations in their area.

 

Webinar: Health Effects of Climate Change - 13 December, 10am

As COP 28 comes to a close, UKHSA will publish our fourth Health Effects of Climate Change (HECC) report next week. The report will explore new evidence and opportunities relating to the public health impacts of climate change and will cover a range of topics including flooding, air quality, disease, food supply and temperature.

To mark the launch of the report, UKHSA will be hosting a webinar on Wednesday 13 December from 10am – 11am to present the key findings in the report, with time for Q&A at the end.

Colleagues will hear from UKHSA representatives including Jenny Harries, Chief Executive, Isabel Oliver, Chief Scientific Officer, Lea Berrang Ford, Head of Centre for Climate & Health Security and Caroline Tomes, Consultant in Public Health.

If you or a colleague are interested in attending this webinar, please register here.

You will be able to join the webinar via this link (Teams Live). Please do also share with colleagues who you think may be interested in attending.

 

Heat health resources:

Heat-health Alert service - Met Office

Hot weather and health: guidance and advice - GOV.UK  

Heatwave: how to cope in hot weather - NHS

 

Cold Weather resources:

Cold weather and health: guidance and advice - GOV.UK

Seasonal vaccinations and winter health - NHS

 

11 Things To Know About the Health Effects of Climate Change - Report