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Marches Energy Agency Bham Uni Social Enterprise In Action 6th November 2008 I

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Marches Energy Agency Bham Uni Social Enterprise In Action 6th November 2008 I

  1. 1. The University of Birmingham Social Enterprise in Action Conference What is funny money? {& the role it has in sustaining humankind on planet earth} Richard Davies Director
  2. 2. Climate Change + Energy Security + Finite Fossil Fuel = The Same Actions (3Ds)
  3. 3. West Midlands population: 5.3 million CO2 : 50 million tonnes
  4. 4. West Midlands population: 5.3 million CO2 : 50 million tonnes Nigeria population: 140 million CO2 : 52 million tonnes Sources: WDM, IEA
  5. 5. quot;Regardless of which route we choose, the world's current predicament limits our maneuvering room. We are experiencing a step-change in the growth rate of energy demand due to population growth and economic development, and Shell estimates that after 2015 supplies of easy-to-access oil and gas will no longer keep up with demand.quot; Jeroen van der Veer, CEO Shell 28th January 2008
  6. 6. Good Afternoon!
  7. 7. It’s service delivery stupid
  8. 8. How?
  9. 9. Us?
  10. 10. +
  11. 11. Case Studies
  12. 12. Low Carbon Community Overview
  13. 13. “In the past, we didn’t understand the effect of our actions. Unknowingly, we sowed the wind and now, literally, we are reaping the whirlwind. But we no longer have that excuse: now we do recognise the consequences of our behaviour. Now surely, we must act to reform it: individually & collectively; nationally & internationally.” David Attenborough “Search all the parks in all your cities; you'll find no statues of committees.” David Ogilvy 1911-1999
  14. 14. ‘If future generations are to remember us more with gratitude than contempt, we must leave them more than the miracles of technology. We must leave them a glimpse of the world as it was in the beginning, not just after we got through with it.’ Lyndon B. Johnson
  15. 15. Don’t just stand there, do something!
  16. 16. thank you

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