Event: Local Authorities and the Climate Emergency hosted by the Tyndall Manchester

February 17, 2020


Local Authorities and the Climate Emergency- An evening hosted on Monday 16th March by the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research at the Holiday Inn, 25 Aytoun Street, Manchester, M1 3AE

Hot buffet from 5pm, speakers start at 6pm

The Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research invites councillors and local authority officers and managers to an evening of sharing what's working, where the challenges remain and how they can best be addressed in taking climate action. 

Over 65% of local authorities have declared a climate emergency in the UK. Whilst recognition of the need for action is clear, confronting the climate emergency raises a number of very practical questions.

As part of a year of events celebrating the 20 years of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change, Tyndall Manchester is hosting an evening to engage across local authorities to provide evidence-led, practical, real-world experiences.

Sessions will focus on the technical and financial aspects of council led actions around climate change and sustainability, as well as citizen and business engagement, and community buy-in. Drawing on experience and knowledge from speakers from public, private and community sectors to seed round table discussions, the evening will be focussed on building capacity, bringing fresh ideas, and providing an easy and supportive environment to share the successes and challenges involved for those working to tackle the climate emergency at the local authority level.


Confirmed speakers so far include:

·      Chris Jones, Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research - Setting local authority carbon targets 

·      Cllr Neil Walshaw, Leeds City Council - Reflections on the Leeds Climate Change Citizens' Jury

·      Simeran Bachra, CDP - How Local Authorities are stepping up their climate action

·      Paul Bircham, Electricity North West - Plans for reaching net zero by 2038

·      Mark Atherton, GMCA - Delivering the 5 year environment plan and beyond


How to register:

If you would like to attend please register at https://local-authorities-and-the-climate-emergency.eventbrite.co.uk as soon as possible.

We anticipate high levels of interest in this event, so if for any reason you find you cannot attend nearer the time please let us know by contacting amrita.sidhu@manchester.ac.uk so that we may reallocate the place.