Prof Tim Benton is a major figure in the Climate Action movement. He is a fellow of the Chatham House International Affairs think tank and lives in Wharfedale. He has worked with UK governments, the EU and G20. He has been a global agenda steward of the World Economic Forum and is an author of the IPCC’s Special Report on Food, Land and Climate(2019), and the UK’s Climate Change Risk Assessment. Here’s a link to his Chatham House Bio:- https://www.chathamhouse.org/about-us/our-people/tim-benton
Most recently he was involved in hosting John Kerry, United States Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, for his major speech at Kew Gardens.
We have arranged this talk in conjunction with the U3A’s Environment Forum. We have booked the large hall at the Clarke Foley Centre in Ilkley for this event and we hope that, by then, the great majority of people will be comfortable with this. The audience is limited to 70 to allow for spaced out seating
Climate Action Ilkley has arranged the creation of a Special Collection in the Ilkley Public Library on ‘Climate Change and the Climate Emergency’. Dee Hood, (Development Officer for Bradford Libraries) and Patrick Hill (Team Leader, Libraries at Bradford) have supported the initiative and the planning of this CAI initiative. There will be a dedicated area in the Library for our books and we will have a noticeboard/display area on CAI Information and Events as well as an index to the collection.
We will have ~40 books to start the Library collection. These will be available via the normal borrowing scheme and some housed as reference material for use in the Library. We are also adding a number of children’s books on the climate emergency facing our world.
The books have been purchased from cash donations to CAI, as well as book donations from CAI Members.
The collection will help develop awareness of the Climate Emergency, promote our CAI activities and importantly will support our local Library.
The Special Collection will be opened on Saturday, October 9th 2021 at 3pm in the Town Library with our Town Mayor, Mark Stidworthy. Join us if you can. More details to follow.
You can demonstrate your support for Climate Action in Ilkley by becoming a member. It’s only £10 a year, or £5 for those in full-time education. Or if you are Unwaged or cannot afford this you are welcome to join for no charge.
If you join now your membership lasts till the end of March 2022.