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Greater Manchester Green Summit - Carbon Co-op listening event

Monday, February 19, 2018 - 18:00 to 20:00

In March 2018, Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham is holding a Green Summit for Greater Manchester to inform a new environmental vision for the city region and to draw up an Environment Charter.


Listening Events are being held in the run-up to the Summit to bring networks and communities together to discuss, debate and share ideas about what they want from a green, zero carbon city.


Organised by Carbon Co-op and open to all, our listening event seeks to guage the views of members and the wider community on energy efficiency, domestic retrofit and the wider energy transition, asking questions including:


  • what role should the Mayor and Greater Manchester authorities play in facilitating greater levels of domestic energy efficiency?
  • what level of ambition should we seek to achieve in terms of whole house retrofit?
  • how can grassroots, Community Energy co-operatives such as Carbon Co-op effectively collaborate with municipal organisations?
  • what mechanisms and tools should we use to hold those in power to account?

This two hour workshop will feature presentations and small group discussions. The results of the workshop will be documented and fed back in to the Environment Charter writing process. As part of this event we will also welcome Mark Atherton, director and lead officer at the GMCA Low Carbon Hub to introduce the Green Summit and to listen and take note of discussion, debate and contributions.


Please arrive punctually as we will start at 6pm sharp!