Free Climate Change workshop for young people

Unprecedented floods and persistent heavy rainfall in the southern half of England have left more questions than answers for the future.   
Perhaps appropriate timing then for the Broads Authority to target young people aged from 17 to 23 years old to take part in the climate change debate and come up with ideas for adapting to the new conditions.

Broads Community, a project to get people who live in, work in, and enjoy the Broads involved in adapting to climate change, is hosting  a free climate change workshop for young people on March 1st and 2nd at How Hill Study Centre, Ludham.

Simon Hooton, the Broads Authority’s Head of Strategy and Projects, said: “Climate change poses both challenges and opportunities across the world and the Broads is no exception. This is a chance for young people to take part in the debate about changes we can expect to see in the future and the choices we have for adaptation.

“We are targeting young people because this is their future and they have the ability to think innovatively. Their imagination isn’t bound by the cynicism of age.”

The non-residential workshop will discuss four different subjects—flood management, risk management, biodiversity winners and losers and tourism opportunities.

On the Sunday there will be a chance to develop a drama to get across complex issues to help people cope with climate change. The drama has been specially written by writers on the Creative Writing course at the University of East Anglia and will have a professional director who specialises in audience interaction.

To register your interest in the workshop email: broadscommunity@broads-authority.gov.uk or telephone Simon Hooton on 01603 756025 before February 21st.

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Tuesday 2 December 2014