Climate Action Festival Press Release

Climate Action Festival Press Release

The Canterbury Climate Action Partnership, CCAP, which brings together local stakeholders such as local government, community organisations, business and universities announced its 2023 Canterbury Climate Action Awards and Canterbury Climate Action Festival today.

The Canterbury Climate Action Awards provide recognition for best practices in addressing the Climate Crisis and encouraging Biodiversity and the 2023 award application process is now open  ( There are six award categories: primary and secondary schools; further and higher education institutions; community and faith organisations; business; partnerships; and individual excellence.  In addition, an award is given for the overall best practices drawn from the six categories (the 2022 winner was the Wildwood Trust). Local businesses and other corporates are invited to sponsor the various awards and donate prizes.

The annual Canterbury Climate Action Festival will be held for the third time and coincides with the United Nations Climate Conference, COP28, 30 November -12 December, to which CCAP is officially accredited. It will provide an opportunity for local government, schools, universities, community and faith organisations, business and others in Canterbury District to organise events to promote Zero Carbon and biodiversity and showcase their work. The climax of the Festival, including the Awards ceremony to announce the 2023 winner, will take place at St Peter’s Methodist Church, St Peter’s Street, Canterbury CT1 2BE on Saturday 9 December.

We are delighted to announce that F W Mansfield & Son have kindly offered to be our key  sponsor for the Climate Action Festival and Climate Action Awards.

Dr Carl Wright, Chair, Canterbury Climate Action Programme commented: ‘Our 2023 Awards follow our successful inaugural 2022 Awards which demonstrated widespread commitment to tackling climate change in our community. I am sure that, together with our annual Climate Festival, they will again provide a great opportunity to showcase what is being done locally.’

Cllr Mel Dawkins, Canterbury City Council Lead on Climate and Biodiversity added: “I welcome this opportunity to bring together the community in celebration of the achievements of our residents, students, schools, churches, businesses, and community organisations, in their efforts to reach Zero Carbon. We can all do our bit, and this festival is a fantastic way to share ideas and good practices,  learn more, as well as offer each other much-needed support. “

For more information/interviews with Dr Carl Wright CCAP Chair contact; for Cllr Dawkins contact and see also


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