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ICA Housing Symposium: Co-operative Responses to the Climate Change Challenge

London, England

October 08, 2010 - October 08, 2010

Friday 8 October 2010
Co-operative Responses to the Climate Change Challenge

The climate change challenge and the International Co-operative Alliance’s response to it

Bob Burlton – Principal, ACT! (Co-operatives Addressing the Climate Threat), former Chair, Co-operative Financial Services (England)

Six exemplar climate change initiatives

Initiative 1: Reducing carbon emissions by 50% by 2023Linn Matic, Senior Advisor Housing Policy, HSB Riksförbund – National Association of Housing Co-operatives (Sweden)

Initiative 2: Reducing carbon emissions by 60% – Sanford Housing Co-operative Ltd, winner of Inside Housing Magazine’s “most sustainable affordable housing regeneration project” award 2008, Jim Noble, Chair, Sanford Housing Co-operative, New Cross, London (England)

Initiative 3: A carbon neutral co-operative housing federation, Thom Armstrong, Executive Director, Co-operative Housing Federation of British Columbia (Canada)

Initiative 4: Zero carbon in design and use: an exemplar project – the Pines Calyx Centre, St Margaret’s Bay, Dover and the extension of zero carbon design to community housing projects, Alistair Gould, Chair, Chairman, The Bay Trust, St Margaret’s Bay, Dover (England)

Initiative 5: The Borneo Initiative – implementing sustainable forestry through certification, Wim Ellenbroek, Programme Director, The Borneo Initiative, Breukelen (The Netherlands)

Initiative 6: LILAC Mutual Home Ownership Society, Leeds – proposals for Ecohousing straw bale homes owned by a Mutual Home Ownership Society, Dr Paul Chatterton & Dr Tash Gordon, Founding Members, LILAC (England)

Closing Keynote speech – The United Nations International Year of Co-operatives 2012
Dame Pauline Green, President, International Co-operative Alliance, Geneva, Switzerland.

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