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Northwest “State of the Climate” events set for 2015

The Northwest Climate Change Partnership is inviting businesses to join its Future Climate Forum for a “State of the Climate” series of events in early 2015.

The Northwest Climate Change Partnership (NWCCP) is inviting businesses to join its Future Climate Forum for a “State of the Climate” series of events in early 2015.

The NWCCP is a group of organisations that work together to enhance the delivery of a shared vision of a low carbon and well adapted Cheshire and Warrington, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, and Liverpool City Region. It is part of the national Climate UK network. 

The NWCCP’s Future Climate Forum will be held over three separate events across the Northwest region in January and February 2015, bringing together practitioners and strategic thinkers from the public, private and third sectors to consider key climate change challenges and identify innovation solutions for the future.

Each event will feature topical guest speakers, expert panel discussions and networking opportunities. 

Events series

The series includes:

  • Natural Systems, Preston, 15 January 2015: The first event will explore what the current climate change trajectory means for natural systems in the Northwest. Speakers include Anne Selby, chief executive of The Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside, and Dan Griffiths, director of Climate UK.
  • Economic Resilience, Warrington, 26 January 2015: The second event will examine the challenges and opportunities presented by climate change on the Northwest’s economic resilience. Speakers include Chris Matthews, head of sustainability at United Utilities; Terry O’Neil, leader of Warrington Borough Council; Mike Jones, leader of Cheshire West and Chester Council, and Dan Griffiths.  
  • Towns and Cities, Manchester, 9 February 2015: The final event in the series will tackle the big challenges around demographics, rapid urbanisation, globalisation, resource scarcity and communications for towns and cities. Speakers include Jon Lovell, director of Deloitte, Steve Connor, director of sustainable communications agency Creative Concern, and Dr Jeremy Carter from the University of Manchester.

To register for one of the events, or to find further information, click here