VONNE Annual Conference and AGM 2019

Climate Emergency: A North East Gathering 

Climate change is the defining issue of our time.

Civil society in the North East has a great duty and great opportunity to be at the lead of the response to climate change.

Join the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector at VONNE's Annual Conference 2019 to be part of that response.


Peter Stark: Building a North East Climate Coalition

Over the last few months Peter Stark has been working with VONNE to explore and initiate a potential North East region wide response to the three core challenges of climate emergency, ecological breakdown and the just transition. In this introductory address to the conference, Peter will cover the uniqueness of the climate action challenge and the uniqueness of the North East narrative and their role in framing our collective response. 

He will then share the journey that VONNE and our partners have been on over the last few months, and the key ideas that have emerged from member consultations. Finally, Peter will share our plans for the next stage of development between now and December to engage the VCSE sector, young people and others to build a collective vision for the North East in 2030 and explore how the region could develop a programme of activities to start us on the road to that vision in 2020 and 2021.

Second keynote to be confirmed.

Following the keynotes we will be hosting a World Cafe style conversation and thematic roundtables leading to a set of actions for VONNE and the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector in the North East.

We want to hear from our members about the things you're doing in your organisation on climate change. Whether it's through your purchasing, greening your office or re-wilding(!) if you'd like to share what you're doing get in touch.

With thanks to our Partners


Newcastle University            Brewin Dolphin

Ticket information

All Membership+ supporters should have received your free ticket codes but if you need it again please email vonne@vonne.org.uk.

November 7th, 2019 10:15 AM   to   4:00 PM
The Core
Newcastle Helix
Newcastle, TWR NE4 5TF
United Kingdom
Event Fee(s)
Ticket Price
Membership+ £ 20.00
Non-Membership+ £ 40.00