The National Rural Conference 2024

The Rural Services Network (RSN) is thrilled to announce the National Rural Conference 2024, taking place from 16th to 19th September. This virtual event, accessible via Zoom, is the premier gathering for senior officers, members, policymakers, and rural service professionals.
Further information and booking details can be found here

RSN to host Net Zero event as part of Countryside COP

The Rural Services Network is pleased to be able to invite you to attend our online event focusing on Net Zero as part of Countryside COP.

Taking place on 22nd November from 13.30 the event will feature Chief Executive Kerry Booth talking about the RSN asks of political parties ahead of the upcoming general election on the theme of Net Zero

It also features Samantha Hales, a Low Carbon Consultant of Gemserve, who will be talking about the potential of heat networks.

Places are open to members of the RSN and non members
and you can book your place here

Joining instructions will be sent out a few days prior to the event.

The event forms part of the Countryside COP.  Ahead of COP28 in UAE, Countryside COP will bring together spokespeople from farming, education, finance, research and more to discuss the role of UK agriculture and the rural economy in combatting climate change and improving sustainability.

Hosted by the Agriculture & Land Use Alliance, this is an inclusive way for those interested in the countryside to come together on key issues.

Kerry Booth, Chief Executive of the Rural Services Network said she was looking forward to lively debate at the session. 

“Taking the time to discuss net zero from the perspective of rural areas and in particular ways of providing energy and heating to our homes is so important.  Rural areas with their abundance of natural assets are well placed to embrace the country’s transition to Net Zero and tackle biodiversity loss, and with government investment can deliver jobs in green growth sectors. Rural communities must benefit from schemes that are based within their area and not just be a location for urban solutions”.

Find out more about other events taking place during the week here


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