Towards resilience: building energy systems with community at their heart

24/02/2021 12-1pm

COVID-19 has shown many of our systems to be fragile in the face of crisis. In many cases, community groups across the country have stepped in to support local residents during the pandemic, demonstrating the value of local knowledge and networks when responding to uncertainty and disruption.

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This event, co-hosted with Forum for the Future, is the second in a series looking at how we can reimagine our fragile systems and put more power and resources into the hands of communities to ensure a more resilient future.

The discussion will look at the energy sector, exploring how the crisis exposed it’s areas of weakness and how communities can play an important role in addressing those areas and building a fairer system for all.

Our panel includes:

Caroline Ashley, Global Director of System Change Programmes at Forum for the Future (chair)

Chris Blake, a founding Director of Community Energy Wales

Dave Tudgey, Ambition Lawrence Weston Big Local in Bristol

Syed Ahmed, chair of Community Energy London