Greater Manchester Green Summit 2021

Now in its fourth year, we are delighted to announce that the Greater Manchester Green Summit 2021 will be an in-person event at The Lowry, Salford Quays, hosted by the Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham.

This year's programme of events focuses on the actions we can all take to reduce our carbon footprint and improve our environment. The event will showcase many of the great actions that have been taken so far, what we can all achieve as a collective, given the right support, direction and funding to succeed and discuss the challenges and pace of change still required to reach our goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2038.

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Greater Manchester Green Summit 2020

Greater Manchester’s Green Summit will be a virtual four day event from Monday 21st September to Thursday 24th September co-hosted by the Greater Manchester Youth Combined Authority. The event, which invites communities, businesses and organisations to take part and share their progress towards carbon neutrality targets, will culminate in a full day of interactive and engaging sessions hosted by the Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham.

The programme and key note speakers will be released in the coming weeks.

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Key Speakers Mon 21 Sep 2020

Natural Environment and Climate Adaptation

Key Speakers Tue 22 Sep 2020

Green Transport and Energy

Key Speakers Wed 23 Sep 2020

Waste, Resources and Buildings

Key Speakers Thu 24 Sep

Build Back Better

Greater Manchester Green Summit 2020

Greater Manchester’s Green Summit 2020 was a virtual four-day event from Monday 21st September to Thursday 24th September and was co-hosted by the Greater Manchester Youth Combined Authority. The event invited communities, businesses and organisations to take part and share their progress towards carbon neutrality targets, and culminated in a full day of interactive and engaging sessions hosted by the Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham.

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Green Summit 2019, 25 March, The Lowry

Greater Manchester has held three Green Summits designed to put our city-region on the path to becoming one of the greenest places in Europe.

The second Green Summit on 25 March 2019 and was used to launch Greater Manchester's Five-Year Environment Plan. The plan is the result of 12-months' consultation and collaboration with all parts of the Greater Manchester family.

It sets out our long-term environmental vision – to be carbon neutral by 2038 – and the urgent actions we all need to take in the next five years to help achieve this.

The Green Summit was an opportunity for us to galvanise this commitment and unify our actions.

Review of the second Green Summit

Re-watch the 2019 Green Summit

Morning session

Afternoon session

Green poems

Springboard Report

Ambitious plans to make Greater Manchester one of the leading green city-regions in the UK and Europe were approved on 27 July 2018. Following on from the Mayor's first Green Summit, held in March 2018, the report acted as a springboard for our environmental ambitions and the Five-Year Environment Plan.

Springboard Report