The Greater Manchester Green Summit 2020 will be held from 21-24 September. Now in its third year, the Green Summit will mark progress made towards the goals of the Five-Year Environment Plan, which include becoming carbon neutral by 2038, improving air quality in the next decade, protecting our natural environment, and building resilience to the effects of climate change. This year’s programme of virtual events has been designed by the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) and Youth Combined Authority (YCA), with a special focus on the leading role that young people are already playing in tackling the climate emergency.
Under the theme of ‘Taking Action: Today, Tomorrow and Together’, the Green Summit will feature sessions based on three key areas:
- Nature, biodiversity and climate adaptation
- Green transport and energy efficiency
- Circular economy, waste and recycling, and sustainable construction
Key Note Speakers will include: UN Envoy on Youth, Jayathma Wickramanayake, John Scanlon, CEO of SUEZ and Emma Howard Boyd, Chair of the Environment Agency. Individuals, communities, businesses and organisations working towards Greater Manchester’s environment goals and wider international environmental objectives are invited to take part and share their experiences and the actions they’re taking throughout our city-region and beyond.
This events takes place September 21-24.