The Warrington Climate Emergency Forum is a programme of events around the time of the UN's climate change summit.

The programme offers a range of opportunities for local people in Warrington to engage on climate action.

Climate Express: Warrington's local response to the climate emergency

University Centre Warrington

Tuesday 28 November from 5.30pm - 8pm

An evening event hosted by the University of Chester and Warrington Climate Emergency Commission.

Take inspiration from others taking practical action in response to the climate and ecological emergencies in Warrington. Hear the story so far followed by a series of short presentations to illustrate local action.

Connect with and learn from others in the “market place” space and start planning you next steps to help amplify the impact of local action.

Event information

5.30 – Arrivals tea/coffee and light refreshments - Marketplace

6.10 Welcome - Tamara Hunt, University of Chester – Sustainability Manager

6.15 Warrington’s Climate Emergency Response – the story so far-   David Ellis – Warrington Climate Emergency Commission - Chair

Travel, transport and connections

6.25 Active travel networks and public transport, electric buses, new routes and lower fares   Stephen Hunter, Warrington Borough Council, Transport for Warrington Service Manager

6.35 Parish council carbon footprint reduction –Peter Watson, Great Sankey Parish Council - Chair

Energy, buildings infrastructure

6.45 Carbon footprint/Lymm Community Energy – Richard Pearce, Lymm Community Energy - Director

Resources, consumption and wider impacts

6.55 Birchwood Repair Café – David Ellis

Resilience and Nature

7.05 Sky Garden & Warrington community gardens group – Amanda Moore – Education and Learning Officer, Warrington Museum and Art Gallery

Awareness, engagement and support for action

7.15 Climate Cafes – what are they, how do they work and what can they achieve – Alan McKinnon, Carbon Conversations Facilitator

7.25 Lymm community involvement events (LEAF etc.) –   Julia Stansfield -  Lymm Parish Council,  Chair of LEAF

7.35 – The 6 areas where we can really make a difference.  – Ben Tolhurst – Director of Business Declares – Make your commitments in the foyer.

Using Carbon Literacy to boost climate action in Warrington

Carbon Literate Organisation awards

Monday 4 December from 5.30pm - 7.30pm

An evening event hosted by Warrington Borough Council and charity Pure Leapfrog to mark the global Carbon Literacy Action Day.

Find out more about Carbon Literacy and how it can help you develop your own response to the climate emergency. Hear from several organisations already using Carbon Literacy in Warrington, and learn about a new local initiative to boost the uptake of Carbon Literacy by businesses and Parish Councils.

Refreshments will be available from 5.15pm for a 6pm start. The event will finish at 7.30pm.

In line with the Carbon Literacy Action Day theme for this year, 'Bigger, Better, Bolder', this event makes up part of a wider programme of events co-ordinated by the Warrington Climate Emergency Commission. It is open to anyone in Warrington who is interested to find out more about Carbon Literacy and how it could benefit you or your organisation.

Previous events

Birchwood Repair Café

The Repair Cafe

Saturday 18 November from 10am - 1pm

Free drop-in repair service! No booking required - last repairs at 12.30pm.

The Birchwood Repair Café is a free community repair service giving you the chance to fix broken items keeping them in use and out of the waste stream. A team of volunteers are on hand who can help fix a variety of items including but not limited to bikes, electric goods, electronics, clothes and zips and costume jewellery.

Bring items for repair along to Birchwood Youth and Community Centre on Delentry Drive from 10am. Donations are welcome but are not required. There will be a pop-up café selling homemade cakes.

You can also find out about the work of the Warrington Climate Emergency Commission and how you can play a part in responding to the climate emergency.

Save Our Wild Isles: The Business of Nature, Warrington Screening

Photo of a squirrel. Text: Save our wild isles

Wednesday 22 November from 12.40pm - 2pm

A lunchtime learning session aimed at the local business community. This Save Our Wild Isles film, “The Business of Nature” is a very powerful call to action, with contributions from business leaders including Deborah Meaden (Dragons Den), Steve Waygood (Aviva Investors) and Paul Polman, and examples of action from the chair of John Lewis Partnership and Ken Murphy (CEO of Tesco).

We will discuss how the biodiversity crisis is bad for business, but how, by taking action, businesses can help turn the tide for nature and turn nature recovery into a crucial business opportunity – and how important it is to put nature alongside climate in all decision-making processes.

This event will include a discussion, facilitated by Ben Tolhurst, Director of Business Declares and a Warrington resident. This will enable those watching the film to give their feedback and debate points raised in the screening.