Event: Greater Manchester Green Summit 2021

Greater Manchester’s fourth annual Green Summit on 18 October, hosted by Andy Burnham, will showcase climate action within the city region and what is needed to hit its carbon neutral target.

Posted on 29 September 2021

Greater Manchester’s fourth annual Green Summit on 18 October, hosted by Andy Burnham, will showcase climate action within the city region and what is needed to hit its carbon neutral target.

The Green Summit will be a full-day, in-person event at The Lowry in Salford Quays, with a programme of events focusing on the actions individuals, communities and businesses can take to reduce the city region’s carbon footprint and improve the environment.

The day will also showcase examples of best practice taken to-date, as well as what is still to do if Greater Manchester is to achieve its 2038 carbon neutral target. An updated website has been launched to provide further information on the city region’s plans and progress so far.

Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham said: “Over the next decade, if we accelerate our response to the climate crisis, we can create thousands of good jobs, improve homes, overhaul our transport system and make this an even better place to live.”

A range of sessions open to delegates will include topics such as:

  • Environment through the ages - what does climate change mean for all of us?

  • Nature and green spaces including the Greater Manchester Environment Fund, social prescribing and community action.

  • Smart energy including the Green Homes Grant and community solar projects.

  • Waste and resources including the Recycle for Greater Manchester food waste campaign, Renew shops and innovative local community projects.

  • Transport including active travel and public transport.

  • Research, innovation and creativity - the story far, green skills and planning for the future.

 

The 2020 Green Summit took place virtually over four days, focusing on the natural environment and climate adaptation, green transport and energy, waste and resources, and building back better from COVID-19.

To register for the 2021 Summit, click here.

 

 

Posted under General Interest and Training Courses and Networking Events on 29 September 2021