Greater Manchester Green Summit 2020
Monday 21st to Thursday 24th September / Virtual Event
The COVID-19 pandemic has been a huge focus for all of us over the past few months, but the climate emergency has not gone away. We are still working with our partners in Greater Manchester on achieving our carbon neutral target by 2038. Find out more about the progress we’re making by registering for our free event hosted by the Youth Combined Authority (YCA) and the Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham.
Each day will feature a series of spotlight sessions on the key themes as well as live events, so you can tailor your day around the areas you are most interested in.
Taking Action, Today, Tomorrow and Together
Tuesday 22nd September
Green transport and energy efficiency
Progress in electric vehicles, update on the Bee Network cycling and walking schemes, local energy market heat networks and decarbonising the energy network.
Key Note Speaker
Chris Boardman; British Olympic Cyclist, Commentator and cycling advocate
Why is green transport important in reducing our carbon emissions and reducing air pollution?
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Monday 21st September
Nature, biodiversity and climate adaptation
Delivering biodiversity net gain, investment in nature-based solutions and the development of the Greater Manchester Local Nature Recovery strategy.
Key Note Speaker
Emma Howard Boyd; Chair of the Environment Agency
Benefits of green spaces
Wednesday 23rd September
Circular economy, waste and recycling and sustainable construction
Managing our waste more sustainably and moving to a circular economy, an update on progress with the new SUEZ waste and resources contract and sustainable construction in building new homes and businesses.
Key Note Speaker
John Scanlon, Chief Executive Officer, SUEZ recycling and recovery UK
Single-use plastics, food waste and recycling
Thursday 24th September
Climate change resilience and building back greener
Building back better, looking forward to how to accelerate change. Address from the United Nations Regional Information Centre (UNRIC) and International Mayors panel to share best practice and look to young people to drive change.
Key Note Speakers
Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester
Janet Sanz, Deputy Mayor of City Council of Barcelona
Eduardo Rodrigues, Metropolitan President of Porto
Raymond Johansen, Governing Mayor of Oslo
Hosted by Deborah Seward, Director of United Nations Regional Information Centre (UNRIC)
Thursday 24th September 2020
Professor Brian Cox MBE – “In Conversation”
Professor Brian Cox MBE is Professor of Particle Physics at The University of Manchester, The Royal Society Professor for Public Engagement in Science and a Fellow of the Royal Society. As a broadcaster, he has presented a number of highly acclaimed science programmes for the BBC, boosting the popularity of subjects such as astronomy and physics and garnering a host of accolades, including two Royal Television Society awards and a Peabody Award for Wonders Of The Solar System.
He has also authored a series of best-selling books, including the widely acclaimed Human Universe and Universal: A Guide to the Cosmos, and is recognised as the foremost communicator for all things scientific. His critically acclaimed BBC series, Forces of Nature, aired in 2016, and he hosted a new series of Stargazing Live, as well as Stargazing: Moon Landing Special in the summer of 2019. He holds two Guinness World Record titles for his sell out live tours, the most recent of which – for most tickets sold for a science show - was set during his current world tour which is taking in venues around the world and saw 11,433 people attend his show at The Arena Birmingham (he also holds the current records for most tickets sold for a science tour at over 150,000).
Brian’s latest BBC Two series, The Planets, aired in May 2019 and was greeted by rave critical and audience reviews, becoming one of the channel’s most watched series of the year with huge consolidated audiences.
Check back here soon to see who else is speaking at the event.