A programme of Climate Conversations will be held during and after this year’s Wales Climate Week (throughout December and up until the end of January 2024). The aim of these events is to encourage national, regional and local discussions on how we can tackle climate change in a fair way.
Around 40 Climate Conversation events are scheduled to take place across Wales. These events will be funded by the Welsh Government but organised and hosted by a range of different organisations who successfully applied to participate in the programme.
Wales Climate Week 2023 coincides with a Welsh Government consultation on a new Just Transition Framework. This follows a Call for Evidence published in December 2022 that provided an initial opportunity to shape what this new Framework will look like.
The purpose of the Climate Conversations will be to gather evidence to support the consultation on the new Framework and ensure that views are heard from as many people as possible. The key takeouts from the Climate Conversations will be summarised in a final report to be published in 2024 alongside the findings from the Welsh Government consultation.
For more information on organising a Climate Conversation, please download the Climate Conversation Organiser’s Pack below:
See below for a list of approved and confirmed Climate Conversations – check back for events in your area as this list is updated regularly.
Event date and locations:
4 Dec 23: Coleg Cambria Northop, Holywell Road, Northop, Mold, CH7 6AA
5 Dec 23: Coleg Cambria Llysfasi, Ruthin Road, Ruthin, Denbighshire, LL15 2LB
6 Dec 23: Coleg Cambria Bersham Road, Wrexham, LL13 7UH
7 Dec 23: Coleg Cambria Yale, Grove Park Road, Wrexham, LL12 7AB
12 Dec 23: Coleg Cambria Deeside, Kelsterton Road, Connah’s Quay, Deeside, Flintshire, CH5 4BR
A programme of Climate Conversations will be held across Coleg Cambria during and after this year’s Wales Climate Week. The aim is to encourage conversations with young people and the local community on how we can tackle climate change in a fair way. Each event will be facilitated by Sustainability Specialists, Sustainability Group members, and Student Voice Sustainability Officers. The lunchtime events will provide an opportunity for participants to learn about climate change, share their experiences, and develop ideas for action.
Event date: 6 December 23
Time: 08:30 - 10:30
Location: RedwitherTower,Wrexham Industrial Estate, Wrexham LL13 9XT
Arelaxed informative event where up to 20 selected businesses within Wrexham are invited to discuss their contribution as employers, manufacturers and service providers in taking action to address climate changewithin their organisations as part of Wales Climate Change Week. This wil be an event to explore collectively what we are doing, how we are doing ti and how we can make a difference bv having conversations with like minded businesses supported by a team of external experts (WCBC, Pathway To Carbon Zero &Lite Green).
Event date: 6 December 23
Time: 10:00 - 14:15
Location: Bassaleg School, Forge Road, Newport, NP10 8NF
Teens and Teachers Take Two involves seven schools from across South Wales. Around fifty GCSE and A-Level students will work together, with their teachers, to refine and illustrate the draft climate education entitlement developed at the Cardiff conference in June 2023. This event will strengthen the unique network of pupils, teachers, schools and professionals working collaboratively on improving climate education in Wales. The climate education entitlement, emerging from classrooms in Wales, will inform and empower education practitioners and policy makers to support this generation, and future generations, in mitigating and adapting to the changing world. Delegates on the day will also discuss Welsh Government’s Just Transition approach as part of Wales Climate Week 2023.
Event date: 6 December 23
Time: 12:00 - 14:30
Location: Earth community café, Crown House, 11 Well street, Ruthin
Come along to ReSource CIC’s community café and over a warming bowl of soup explore through friendly and informal conversation ‘how we can tackle climate change in a fair way’. The event is open to all and is suitable for people new to climate conversation to people that are already involved. We will end the session through a ‘hands on activity’ of using ReSource’s plastic processing equipment to create a unique item. This is a FREE event funded by Welsh Government for Climate Action Week.
Event date: 9 December 23
Time: 10:00 - 16:00
Location: The CRiC Centre, Beaufort Street, Crickhowell, NP8 1BN
At this event LGV is seeking views on how to develop plans for a large community owned energy farm in a fair way in our rural communities. The scheme will use a variety of generation and storage technologies so drop in to the Community Resource and Information Centre, 10 am to 4 pm, on Beaufort Street, Crickhowell (NP8 1BN); talk to us to learn more and tell us how we can better understand our community views and needs, and keep you informed of our progress; even have a cuppa and a piece of cake!
Event date: 9 December 23
Time: 11:00 - 13:45
Location: Aberystwyth Bandstand
Eco Hub Aber will be hosting Climate Conversations at the Festive Extravaganza at Aberystwyth Bandstand. As well as thinking about fair green choices if you arrive before 12:30 you can also bring along up to 2 household to the Aberystwyth Repair Café and volunteer fixers will take a look for you. There will be hot mulled apple juice and mince pies too.
13 December 23
16 December 23
Kidcare4u will be hosting two Climate Change conversation information events on the week beginning 11thDecember for adult and children from diverse ethnic background from marginalised communities. The first event will be for women from diverse ethnic background living in Newport. There will be additional guests as well to engage everyone and explain about climate change to women who do not speak English well. We will inform and listen to them about the best fair way forward in regards to climate change. This event will be at our main office at Clarence Place.
The second event will take place on the 16th Dec at Pill Millennium Centre and we are expecting around 200 participants. This event is divided into 2 parts and the first part is being delivered by children. They will be doing a play and presentations delivered by children aged from 5- 16 years old to their parents. The second part will involve workshops along with indoor and outdoor activity allowing 1-1 and group conversations about climate change for both adult and children. Both of the events are planned to be fun and enjoyable providing various activities and food.
Event date: 6 January 24
Event location: Bangor African and Caribbean Centre (BACC), 346 High Street. LL57 1YA, Bangor Gwynedd
Black African and Minority Ethnic communities in Wales suffer many socio - economic threats to their livelihoods. Evidence was revealed and published from First Minister’s BAME COVID-19 Advisory Group report of the Socio-economic subgroup which was led by Prof Ogbonna in 2020. Sequel to the development and launch of the Anti-Racism Wales Action Plan (ARWAP), many initiatives have sprung up and are being implemented to engage Ethnic Minority communities in the pursuant to achieving sustainable solutions to the climate and nature emergencies in Wales. This Welsh Government sponsored Climate Conversations serves as an opportunity to engage (dialogue) with Professionals and Practitioners in the Environment sector that are of Ethnic Minority communities, as well as students, families, women, disable etc (All). The event is titled ‘Voices of Ethnic Minority communities in Wales on Just Transition, Climate and Social Justice and Climate Finance. These events will be held in Bangor African and Caribbean Centre (BACC). Bangor Gwynedd.
Event date: 13 January 23
Time: 13:00 - 15:00
Location: Global Gardens Project, Flaxland Allotments, Whitchurch Road, CF14 3NE
Join us for a climate conversation at the community growing project, Global Gardens Project. We will be exploring how to take individual and community based climate action and the actions we want to see being made at a national level.
There will be a particular focus on the role of food in sustainable community futures.
Event date: 19 January 24
An interactive event led by the Eco Committee for their peers, parents and carers and wider community to help shape a deeper understanding as to what a fair transition to an environmentally friendly approach looks like to our community.
Event date: Sat 13, 20, 27 Jan 24
Time: 10.30am – 12.30pm
Location: The Cross Keys, Llanfyllin
January 2024 that look to raise awareness and plant the seeds of change!
Through creativity and cake we’ll be exploring local challenges and approaches to tackling the climate crisis with a focus on - Nature & Weather, Waste Reduction, and the vibrant world of Food – Growing and Community Gardens
Let your voice shape the future as we delve into the Welsh Government's Net Zero decarbonization pathway to 2050 and its Just Transition Framework. Share your insights and be a part of the discussion on crafting a sustainable tomorrow.
Expect a spectrum of creative activities and conversations suitable for families and the entire community.
Event date: 19 January 24
Time: 14:00 - 19:00
Location: Ty Calon, Flintshire
Join Outside Lives for a day of eco-friendly fun at our Pop-Up Event in January! 🌍🎉 We're hosting Climate Conversations to celebrate and protect our planet while enhancing community well-being. Families can enjoy sustainable activities like art workshops, forest school, drumming, and singing. Plus, be part of Coproduction Sessions, involving you in designing positive change. Explore stalls featuring local businesses, artisans, and eco-friendly vendors, all promoting sustainability and community well-being. Let's make a difference together!
Event date: 22 January 24
Time: 10:00 - 15:30
Location: YMA, Pontypridd
A joint RHAwales and RCT Climate Action Network event aimed updating the local community on local climate action and giving them a voice in Wales’s wider ambitions towards a fair, green transition.
Event date: 25 January 24
Time: 10:00 - 19:00
Location: Twynyrodyn Community hub
This event is aimed at facilitating a space for expression, thoughts and feelings to be heard through our interactive sessions to get people thinking, our fun chat boards and through show casing our own ways of facing climate change through our eco gardens, activities and outcomes. Gardening and food growing, pond dipping and muddy play alongside art and craft mad through lead up sessions based on starting the conversation ,the day will include a snack Buffett and refreshments.
Event date: 27 January 24
Time: 11:00 - 14:00
Location: Friends And Neighbours Centre, Neath SA11 1HQ
Join FAN Community Alliance for a screening of their short film “The Planting of a Seed – Sustaining Community in a Time of Climate and Ecological Emergency) and an open discussion on how climate action at all levels can occur without leaving anyone behind or placing the burden of cost on those least able to afford it.
This family friendly event will also have interactive stations around the room focussing on particular themes - energy, food, land use, behaviour change etc, as well as creative activities to help the younger members of our community visualise and express the world they would like to see.
Event date: 30 January 24
Location: FareShare Cymru, Unit S5, Capital Business Park, Cardiff CF3 2PU
FareShare Cymru is Wales largest food redistribution charity, working with suppliers in the food industry to access surplus food. This food is redistributed to charities running food projects across Wales. Come and hear from community food projects about how they support their service users with sustainability on a budget. There will also be the option to have a tour of the FareShare Cymru warehouse.
Open event (via booking)