Greater Manchester Green Summit 2020

This year 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 who are working together towards the carbon neutrality target to take part and share progress, 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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Green Summit

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Key Speakers Mon 21 Sep

Natural Environment and Climate Adaptation

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Key Speakers Tue 22 Sep

Green Transport and Energy

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Key Speakers Wed 23 Sep

Waste, Resources and Buildings

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Key Speakers Thu 24 Sep

Build Back Better

Green Summit 2019, 25 March, The Lowry

Greater Manchester has held two green summits designed to put our city-region on the path to becoming one of the greenest places in Europe.

The most recent summit took place 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

Green Summit - Programme (PDF)

Green Summit - Speaker biographies (PDF)

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 Plan.

Springboard Report