Free Webinar – Addressing the climate emergency together: the importance of co-creative practices

Free Webinar – Addressing the climate emergency together: the importance of co-creative practices


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Join us for the latest in our new series of free online webinars. In this webinar CAT’s Dr Anna Bullen will explore the theory and practice behind co-creative processes, and how CAT’s new Zero Carbon Britain Hub will be employing them to identify key barriers and solutions in the transition to net zero.

Our new series of free online webinars will feature different speakers, from our Graduate School lecturers to Short Course tutors, talking on a wide array of sustainability related topics, from energy and water provision to how we can create a zero carbon Britain.

The interactive webinar is now fully booked, but you can still join us by watching the live stream on Facebook. Click ‘Going’ on the Facebook event to get a reminder on the night.

Collaboration and the climate emergency

No one individual, body or country can address the climate emergency alone. Instead, it relies on collaboration across all sectors and at multiple scales. 

Co-creation is a collaborative process that draws on a range of inputs from key stakeholders* to inform the process, and ultimately design and create the ‘product’ (for example a Council’s climate action plan or national policy). It focuses on stakeholder experience and interactive relationships and allows for a more active involvement of key stakeholders. The aim is to reach a mutually valued outcome, which will in turn be owned by all stakeholders, thereby maximising its impact. 

Co-creation blends the ideas of key stakeholders (both end-users and other relevant parties) to create new ideas, exploring both the existing challenges and the potential solutions. Ultimately, co-creation results in strategies, policies and decisions that are robust, meaningful and fit for use, now and into the future. 

In this webinar, CAT’s Innovation Lab Manager, Dr Anna Bullen, will explore this process and discuss how the Zero Carbon Britain Hub Innovation Lab will employ co-creative methodologies to identify key barriers and solutions in the transition to net zero.

*Stakeholder – a person/organisation with an interest in and/or influence on the project and outcomes. This may be anyone from a local authority or government, a variety of community sub-sectors, funders, NGOs, community representatives etc.

 Key information

  • Duration: 1 hour, including talk and Q&A
  • Upcoming dates: Wednesday 9 September 2020
  • Start time: 7.30pm
  • Spaces are limited to 100 people
  • Booking required (see below)
  • There will be opportunities to ask questions

How it works

  • Webinars are hosted on Zoom and booking a place is required (see below).
  • You can only book one place at a time.
  • Bookings require a functioning email address as the link to access the webinar will be sent there. Only one booking is allowed per email address.
  • You’ll usually receive notifications from us 1 day and 1 hour before the event is scheduled to take place.
  • This notification will include a Zoom webinar link. Simply click shortly before the webinar is due to begin.
  • Do not share your email link with other users. Space on the webinars is limited and each link will only give one user access.
  • If you have any questions please get in touch

The interactive webinar is now fully booked, but you can still join us by watching the live stream on Facebook. Click ‘Going’ on the Facebook event to get a reminder on the night.

Meet your tutor

Dr Anna Bullen is the Innovation Lab Manager at CAT. Anna is an experienced and qualified facilitator and project manager, with 25 years of experience working in the sustainability arena.

Anna is passionate about bringing key stakeholders together to deliver sustainable solutions that address the climate emergency; she is a firm believer in the use of co-creation methods in order to design effective and meaningful solutions to complex issues.

Prior to joining CAT, Anna was Partner at CAG Consultants where she led many collaborative projects for a variety of clients, including WWF, JNCC, Power to Change and multiple Councils across the UK.

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