[Cancelled] Decarbonising Greater Manchester

Thursday 25th November 2021

Theatre :  Energy Future & Flexible Networks  Public Sector  Retrofitting 

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The Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) has set out a bold ambition for Greater Manchester (GM) to become net zero carbon by 2038, aligning it with the objectives of the Paris Agreement. This target places GM on an accelerated trajectory compared to the rest of the United Kingdom, which is set to reach carbon neutrality in 2050, 12 years later.

Almost 200 years later, Greater Manchester is most certainly no longer the industrial powerhouse it once was. However, the city and surrounding region hopes to position itself once more as a global leader, this time at the forefront of a green revolution, “doing things first and doing things differently”.

The scale of change required for GM’s urban fabric, its residents’ lifestyle and the way businesses operate is truly unprecedented and will require concerted effort from all stakeholders.

Sean will give you an insight into Greater Manchester’s strategic plan to be carbon neutral by 2038.

Sean Owen, Head of Low Carbon at Greater Manchester Combined AuthoritySean Owen Head of Low Carbon
Greater Manchester Combined Authority

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