Southwark Council's first community conference, part of Empowering Communities, part will be focussing on climate change.

We are all anxious to do our bit, but how can Southwark not only be more environmentally friendly but also help the people who live here to be as green as they would like to be?

In Southwark we are taking urgent action to protect our borough, our planet and our future. But we want to do more. At the conference you can:

  • hear expert speakers, including Judy Ling Wong, who will be the keynote speaker,  talk about the climateemergency
  • hear what the council is doing to tackle the climate emergency and the challenges we face
  • share your ideas about how we can work together to help the borough become carbon neutral by 2030

Judy Ling Wong

Judy Ling Wong, painter, poet and environmentalist is best known as the Honorary President of Black Environment Network (BEN). For 27 years she was the UK Director of BEN, with an international reputation as the pioneer and creator of the field of multi-cultural participation in the built and natural environment. Judy is a major voice on policy towards social inclusion, contributing through key national committees and campaigns. She was awarded an OBE for pioneering multicultural environmental participation in 2000, and a CBE for services to heritage in 2007.

Date and venue details

Date: 8 October 2020
Time: 6pm to 8.30pm
Venue: online with Zoom (link will be sent to all registered participants closer to the time)
Cost: free of charge

How to reserve your place

Entrance is free of charge but you need to request your place via the link provided on this page to Southwark Council's event page. Places are available on a first-come, first-served basis by community area, to ensure representation from all parts of Southwark.