Our city’s shared plan to tackle climate change


Greater Manchester Green Summit: Salford Carbon Literacy Consortium's Listening Event

Monday, February 26, 2018 - 09:30 to 11:30
Salford University, MediaCityUK Campus

“Within a year of the election, we will host a Mayor’s Green Summit to declare a new, accelerated ambition for Greater Manchester on the green economy and carbon neutrality. In the meantime, we will ask experts and city stakeholders to lead a public debate on what that new goal should be.” Burnham for Mayor: Our Manifesto for Greater Manchester

The GM Mayor Andy Burnham is going to underline Greater Manchester’s leadership on the green agenda by setting a new ambition for clean air, access to quality green-space and an accelerated target for Greater Manchester to become ‘carbon neutral’ before 2050. The Green Summit will take place on Wednesday 21 March and will be an event to build and promote a new environmental vision for Greater Manchester.

To ensure that the views of GM citizens, businesses and organisations are heard, stakeholders, employers, residents, academics and environmentalists are being brought together in Green Summit ‘listening’ events to explore the way in which citizens can shape their future and support the development of a Green Charter leading up to and as part of the Summit. After the listening event, the facilitators will analyse the information, ideas and priorities from the event and produce a report that will help inform the Green Summit and the resulting charter.

Salford Carbon Literacy Consortium’s Listening Event is 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. This two hour workshop will feature short presentations and small group discussions. This is Salford’s main opportunity to have its voice heard on this vital agenda in the run up to the Green Summit. 



Please book your free tickets before the 19th February 2018.