If our society is going to act on the existential threats posed by the climate and ecological emergency, we have to be able to talk about them. But we all know how hard that can be. It takes courage, empathy, persistence and planning. First impressions count, and pitfalls can open up at any time.

This Autumn we explore strategies for successfully initiating discussion of environmental breakdown with peers and colleagues.

This is the first of two workshops, which will consider one-to-one conversations in the workplace; in the second (on 15 November) will focus on meetings and similar group settings.

It can be daunting speaking about environmental breakdown at work but finding allies among colleagues is often a critical first step to taking meaningful action on climate adaptation. Developing and practising the skills that enable us to have success conversations are essential for raising the profile and making practical progress.

Best practice advice shows that with the increasing salience of climate impact, hooks can be found around extreme heat risk and the recent European events have brought the risk closer to home in the UK. With net zero having a higher profile it's important to link adaptation and mitigation messages while leveraging health, wellbeing and just transition frames to touch people on a personal level.

In this session speakers will take us through some of the key principles and practical learning from environmental breakdown conversations. There will be a chance to share concerns and practice new skills in small groups.

Places must be booked at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/engaging-people-one-to-one-on-environmental-breakdown-tickets-170531187372

Joining details will be sent via email following a booking. If you don't receive them please check your junk folder and then contact us.

Cadence Roundtable free events are designed around the needs of people working and acting on the implications of environmental breakdown.

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