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In conversation with…Joss Garman and Peter Lefort
June 8, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Background and introduction
We’re delighted to launch our ‘In Conversation With…’ interview series, which connects key stakeholders through candid, interactive online conversations about environmental sustainability.
`The series is designed to facilitate knowledge transfer between SMEs, policymakers and experts in Cornwall, and key expert guests from further afield. We welcome questions from our audience throughout the conversation and hope these interviews stimulate further debate and, eventually, solutions to our county’s most pressing challenges in circular economy and environmental growth.
In this first session themed around Perspectives on the low-carbon transition in the context of COVID-19 we welcome European Climate Foundation Director Joss Garman and Cornwall Council’s Carbon Neutral Cornwall Lead Peter Lefort, interviewed by Tevi’s Edvard Glücksman.
Joss Garman, Director, European Climate Foundation: Joss is the ECF director responsible for overseeing the foundation’s strategy and grant-making in the United Kingdom and is a member of the foundation’s Strategic Council. Joss has been an activist on climate change for 15 years through positions in NGOs, think tanks, politics and now philanthropy. These roles have included political director of Greenpeace UK, Associate Director for the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) & political adviser for the British Labour Party. Joss is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) and sits on the advisory board of the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC). He lives with his wife and two children and is happiest out on the hills and beaches of Wales.
Peter Lefort, Sector and Partnerships Lead, Cornwall Council’s Carbon Neutral Cornwall. Peter supports organisations across Cornwall to respond to the climate emergency and increase their resilience to change. He is also a Trustee of the Transition Network, an international movement of environmental action at community and municipal levels of scale.
Tevi is an ERDF-funded programme supporting Cornish SMEs to grow whist contributing to Cornwall’s environmental growth priorities and circular economy transition. Tevi currently supports over 300 enterprises through bespoke consultancy services, challenge networks and a grant scheme. Tevi is delivered by the University of Exeter in partnership with Cornwall Wildlife Trust, Cornwall Council and Cornwall Development Company.
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