The G7 will see leaders from seven of the world’s biggest economies meet in Carbis Bay between June 11-13 to discuss some of the major challenges facing us all, with a focus on climate change and the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
But away from the summit itself, organisations all over Cornwall – from volunteer and community groups to green energy providers and charities – are taking the opportunity to create their own, alternative G7, where they’ll focus on the issues that are important to them.
Cornwall Council is bringing all these different events together into one place under the banner of An Event for Everyone.
On the Event for Everyone page you’ll find a calendar for all the events taking place across Cornwall over the weekend of the G7 and in the days leading up to it, from alternative summits to wildlife walks and everything in-between.
So, if you want to know more about an event taking place near you, you can find out when and where it’s happening right here.
And if you’re running an event of your own and would like to see it listed, you can get in touch with us by email at G7cornwall@cornwall.gov.uk.
Cornwall Schools' Eco Conference 2021
The Cornwall Schools’ Eco-Conference will tie in with this year's G7 Summit in Cornwall. It will be a virtual event, attended by the Student Eco Council of every Cornish secondary school and students from international partner schools.
Students will explore the G7 priority areas through interactive workshops and inspirational videos from values-driven Cornish businesses, not-for-profit organisations, young entrepreneurs and young environmental activists.
One place should be booked by each school's lead teacher, who will also be available to attend the virtual conference. If students need to maintain year group bubbles please book a staff place per bubble.
Sustainable Growth Conference - with HRH Prince Charles, the Duke of Cornwall and the Government’s Chief Scientific Adviser Sir Patrick Vallance
HRH Prince Charles, the Duke of Cornwall and the Government’s Chief Scientific Adviser Sir Patrick Vallance are headlining the Cornwall Chamber of Commerce Sustainable Growth Conference on Tuesday 8th June – in the week that world leaders and their delegations gather in the Duchy for the G7 Summit in Carbis Bay.
The prestigious “hybrid” event hosted at Exeter University’s Environment & Sustainability Institute on the Penryn Campus also coincides with World Ocean Day. It focusses on G7 themes and providing practical solutions for what businesses, enterprises and individuals can actively do to improve their sustainability, counter climate change and work towards “net zero” targets for carbon emissions.
This conference will demonstrate how Cornwall has taken a lead in understanding and delivering sustainability, driving changes in agri-tech, education, health, energy, and reducing inequality, that will deliver a more sustainable, fairer future.
Speakers following Prince Charles and Sir Patrick – and a joint welcome by Cornwall Chamber CEO Kim Conchie and Eden Project Co-Founder Sir Tim Smit - include Exeter University’s Professor Fiona Charnley, Surfers Against Sewage CEO Hugo Tagholm, DEFRA Secretary of State George Eustice MP, Cornwall Council CEO Kate Kennally and Geothermal Energy pioneer Dr Ryan Law.
This conference will demonstrate how Cornwall has taken a lead in understanding and delivering sustainability in the County, connecting to leading changes in agritech, education, health, energy, and reducing inequality, that will deliver a more sustainable future.
For full details, themes, speakers and masterclasses – and to join attendees from across the world registered for the event please visit https://www.cornwallchamber.co.uk/sustainable-growth-conference
Behind the Postcard
The first screening of Beyond the Postcard, a collaboration between Creative Kernow, Screen Cornwall, Hall for Cornwall and Wildworks, takes place on Wednesday, June 9 at venues across Cornwall.
Beyond the Postcard is a film commissioned for the G7 summit to present and represent the creative and cultural industries in Cornwall, with 100 freelancers from across the region involved in its creation and production.
Accompanying the premiere is a programme of short films from emerging talent in the region, including ANORAKS which was produced through the BBC New Creatives scheme, POSTBOX from Falmouth University’s School of Film and Television graduate shorts programme and AN TAROW (The Bull), a Cornish Language commission through FylmK.
You can find out where Beyond the Postcard is being screened by visiting https://cornwall365.com/events/types/g7-events/
eHealth Innovation Summit
The inaugural eHealth Innovation Summit 2021 will take place online on Wednesday June 9 and will showcase how Cornish eHealth businesses and new technologies are supporting care, health-related fields and wellbeing through innovation.
The event is free to attend. To register your interest, visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-ehealth-innovation-summit-tickets-153619027647?aff=ebdssbeac
Global Offshore Wind (FLOW) Conference 2021
Global Floating Offshore Wind (FLOW) will play a significant part in the global fight against climate change, however industrialisation and scale up needs to be accelerated in order to meet global net zero targets. Sitting at the heart of the European Offshore Renewable Energy resource areas, including the UK’s world leading offshore wind market, Cornwall is playing a leading role with colleagues across the UK and beyond in driving this acceleration.
The Conference will feature a series of presentations and discussions focusing on:
- How Floating Offshore Wind (FLOW) meets the scale required to make significant change to global energy production and the resulting size of opportunity,
- How the Celtic Sea region can be developed to accelerate the industrialisation of FLOW to meet this global opportunity,
- The impact and opportunities of early thinking around low carbon footprint and local content strategies,
- How a joined-up regional response to this global opportunity can maximise investment and deliver return
The event will be delivered virtually as well as in person to a small socially distanced audience. The event is being delivered by Celtic Sea Power, a trading name of WaveHub Development Services Ltd.
For more information visit: https://www.g7flowconference.co.uk/
Co-creating Cornwall's Future - Voluntary Sector Forum
An event for "volunteers, staff and those proud of the VCSE community locally, nationally and internationally", Co-creating Cornwall's Future is an online summit organised by Cornwall's Voluntary Sector Forum.
The summit aims to create further opportunities for co-creation across three key themes of work: economy, environment, and health. Cornwall VSF said "holding the event online offers anyone in the sector the chance to actively engage in an inclusive way, so that we hear as many voices as possible on the day."
Dynamic workshops with live interviews; inspiring keynote speeches with problem-solving panels; and the inspirational stories of grassroots organisations who have evoked best practice will "combine to empower, inspire and connect our communities."
The day will culminate in a powerful pledge to work collaboratively for a future all of Cornwall can thrive in. For more information, and to sign up to the event visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/co-creating-cornwalls-future-tickets-144616430637
See you at the Sea for G7
Join Cornwall Wildlife Trust for a celebration of Cornwall’s inspirational land and sea based conservation work, all of which helps in our fight against Climate Change and the Ecological Crisis. Learn how you can get involved and what small actions you can take to make a difference.
Activities will take place on Boscawen Fields, Swanpool, Gyllyngvase beach, Castle beaches and Pendennis Point, all linked with an Adventure Lab virtual nature trail on the coastal path. Activities range from rockpooling, beach cleans and much more.
For more information visit: https://www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk/events