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Public Policy Exchange
Addressing Cold Weather Planning & Fuel Poverty

Tue 22nd June 2021, Online

Public Policy Exchange will be hosting a webinar on Addressing Cold Weather Planning & Fuel Poverty: How to Protect the Most Vulnerable and the NHS which will take place on Tuesday 22nd June at 9.30am – 1.00 pm.

Key Speakers

  • Paul Wilkinson – Professor of Environmental Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
  • Rhiannon Hughes – Campaigns and Research Officer Southwark Group of Tenants Organizations
  • Carl Petrokofsky – Public Health Specialist for Extreme Events at Public Health England
  • Frazer Scott – CEO of Energy Action Scotland


  • Evaluate the extent to which the Cold Weather Plan can achieve its original objectives and identify gaps and room for further legislative initiatives
  • Explore the impact of Covid–19 on cold weather planning
  • Develop effective strategies for protecting and supporting the most vulnerable, from both a national and regional perspective
  • Analyse the regional and socio–economic inequalities which are present in current efforts to address Cold Winter Planning
  • Highlight the significance of strong local leadership and partnership working across the public, private, voluntary and community sectors to tackle the issue 
  • Share best practice on strengthening responses to reduce excess winter illness and death