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Responding to the environmental challenge<br />Dr Rebecca Edwards, TSRC, University of Southampton<br />The Future of Work...
About our research(and why we are here…)<br />Three year project, TSRC steam on ‘environment and the third sector’<br />Th...
The third sector and the environment: time to take action?<br />Third sector, late to the party? (For good reason!)<br />B...
Reasons for the third sector to engage with the environment<br />Climate change and beneficiaries of third sector organisa...
The environment and beneficiaries of third sector organisations<br />Some scenarios<br />Storms, droughts, heat waves, flo...
Role of third sector in environmental advocacy<br />Arguable that the third sector is uniquely placed to:<br />Communicate...
Impacts on the internal operation of third sector organisations<br />How climate change will impact your organisation<br /...
External expectations of third sector organisations<br />Cross sector legislation on carbon footprints<br />Funding requir...
Discussion<br />Thank you for listening…. time now for discussion<br />If you are interested in the points that I have rai...
Questions to consider…<br />How might your third sector organisation be impacted by climate change? (Nominate a TSO within...
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Responding to the environmental challenge, rebecca edwards

  1. 1. Responding to the environmental challenge<br />Dr Rebecca Edwards, TSRC, University of Southampton<br />The Future of Work in the Third Sector<br />22nd September, 2011<br />
  2. 2. About our research(and why we are here…)<br />Three year project, TSRC steam on ‘environment and the third sector’<br />Three components:<br />Mainstreaming the environment<br />Innovating low carbon practices<br />Mapping the environmental third sector<br />Research is not just about ‘green’ groups, but how the sector as a whole is responding to the environmental agenda<br />Today, we will consider how the environment may change how third sector organisations will work in the future<br />
  3. 3. The third sector and the environment: time to take action?<br />Third sector, late to the party? (For good reason!)<br />But, building momentum:<br />E.g. Task Force, Charity Commission, Umbrella Organisations, funders, inspirational TSOs<br />Third sector could play an important role in:<br />Mitigating the impacts of climate change<br />Adapting to climate change<br />Advocating for the environment<br />
  4. 4. Reasons for the third sector to engage with the environment<br />Climate change and beneficiaries of third sector organisations<br />Role of third sector in environmental advocacy<br />Impacts on the internal operation of third sector organisations<br />External expectations of third sector organisations<br />
  5. 5. The environment and beneficiaries of third sector organisations<br />Some scenarios<br />Storms, droughts, heat waves, flooding, increased rainfall…<br />Some impacts<br />Food, travel, health, economic impacts, immigration, pressure on services…<br />Who will need most help<br />What can we learn from past weather events?<br />Thinking about impacts on beneficiaries<br />
  6. 6. Role of third sector in environmental advocacy<br />Arguable that the third sector is uniquely placed to:<br />Communicate importance of environment <br />Collective lobbying of government<br />Taking local action<br />
  7. 7. Impacts on the internal operation of third sector organisations<br />How climate change will impact your organisation<br />Running costs<br />Transport<br />Energy <br />Waste disposal<br />Staff and volunteers<br />Premises<br />Income<br />
  8. 8. External expectations of third sector organisations<br />Cross sector legislation on carbon footprints<br />Funding requirements<br />Expectations of beneficiaries, donors, public/private sector partners<br />Third sector partner expectations<br />
  9. 9. Discussion<br />Thank you for listening…. time now for discussion<br />If you are interested in the points that I have raised, or would like any further information, please contact me on:<br />r.edwards@tsrc.ac.uk<br />07779 791661<br />Or visit our the environment section on www.tsrc.ac.uk<br />
  10. 10. Questions to consider…<br />How might your third sector organisation be impacted by climate change? (Nominate a TSO within your group)<br />Where should third sector organisations begin to tackle the environment?<br />Their own internal footprint<br />Considering the impact on their beneficiaries<br />Advocating action on climate change<br />How could third sector organisations be better supported to address the environmental agenda? <br />

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