Climate change Expert Consultative Forum

6th August 2020


  1. To identify and engage with relevant community groups and community organisations
  2. To provide an opportunity for community groups to highlight their priorities and how these can be incorporated into the Council's strategy and action plan
  3. To begin to map existing activity across Hampshire in this sector and understand the support that community groups can offer in delivering against priorities
  4. Facilitate future working between community groups and with the Council
Over 60 delegates from across 45 Hampshire organisations and groups attended the event.
Over 200 suggested priority actions were put forward by delegates.

Workshop outcomes

The event consisted of two workshops sessions that were run to give delegates the opportunity to highlight what Hampshire County Council should prioritise for the 2020-2025 Action Plan across the key sectors and to identify if anything had been missed from the Action Plan and what the role of the forum could look like moving forward.

Speaker profiles

Helen Pearce

Helen Pearce (BEIS)

Helen is the Head of Local Climate and Energy Policy at BEIS. The Local Climate and Energy team was established to support Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs), local authorities and communities in England to play a leading role in decarbonisation and clean growth. Helen was responsible for setting up the £20m Local Energy programme, and leads on the development of national policy and programmes, working with colleagues across BEIS and other government departments.

Floriane Ortega
Charlie McNelly

Floriane Ortega and Charlie McNelly

Floriane Ortega, a manager and an urban planner by background, and Charlie McNelly, a senior analyst, are part of the Carbon Trust's Cities & Regions team. This team supports sub-national governments globally accelerate the transition to a low-carbon economy, with a particular recent focus on turning Climate Emergency declarations into action.