What do you need to know about Manchester’s Zero Carbon plan?

Date: Thursday 2nd May 2019
Time: 08:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Location: Weightmans LLP , No 1 Spinningfields, , M3 3EB
Cost: £15 + VAT (free for members)
Green Economy

Since the Paris Agreement in 2015, cities around the world have been ramping up their commitments and action on climate change. Over 10,000 cities around the world are now committed to act, and growing. These cities are increasingly shifting to sustainable models of growth and development, recognising that being part of a global climate movement is also coupled with increased prosperity, job creation, improved liveability and the ability to attract and retain talented workers.

Join us to find out about Manchester's commitment to become a zero carbon city by 2038, what this means for your business and how you can get involved. We will be joined by Jonny Sadler, Programme Director at the Manchester Climate Change Agency, and Manchester-based businesses who are delivering pioneering action to reduce carbon, cut costs and steal a march on their competitors.

This event is delivered in partnership with the Manchester Climate Change Agency.

About the Speakers:

Jonny Sadler Programme Director - Manchester Climate Change Agency

Jonny is Programme Director at the Manchester Climate Change Agency. The Agency is responsible for coordinating the development and implementation of Manchester’s climate change strategy for 2018-38, to help ensure the city meets its targets to become a zero carbon city by 2038 and stays within its science-based carbon budget of 15m tonnes CO2 for 2018-2100.

Jonny is responsible for the operation of the Agency and leads on the development of citywide climate change policy, programmes, partnerships, communications, and funding. Working with local and international partners, the Agency works to engage Manchester’s 550,000 residents and 18,000 businesses, to enable them to collectively define the city’s future and play a part in making it happen.

Jonny was previously Head of Environmental Strategy at Manchester City Council.

Helen Boyle DSO Engagement Manager - Electricity North West

Helen Boyle is DSO Engagement Manager at Electricity North West. Responsible for defining and delivering the engagement strategy for the company’s additional £63.5m investment to lead and enable the region’s transition to a low carbon economy, including the adoption of low carbon technologies. Facilitating the energy transition, promoting the opportunities of decarbonisation and exploring commercial outcomes for stakeholders.

Helen has more than 20 years’ experience in communications and engagement roles gained in a variety of companies and sectors in and around the Manchester area.

Interested In The Event?

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