On Tuesday 11th February 2020, the Greater Manchester Natural Capital Group’s Annual Conference will bring together some of the biggest names in the natural environment, all focused on making Greater Manchester a greener place to grow up, get on in life and grow old.

The Greater Manchester Natural Capital Group delivers the Local Nature Partnership in the Greater Manchester area. Manchester is also the home of the Urban Pioneer programme, testing new tools and methods for investing in and managing the environment, supporting the implementation of the Government’s 5 Year Environment Plan.

This annual conference will host leading practitioners from across all sectors in the city region to consider ‘How can we deliver a greener Greater Manchester?’ The day aims to showcase recent work of the Natural Capital Group and its partners, while sharing environmental successes and lessons learnt from delivering the natural environment priorities set out in the Greater Manchester 5 Year Environment Plan. Attendees will learn about research activities and inspirational new projects, and understand how Greater Manchester can fully deliver its natural environment priorities.

Confirmed speakers and contributors include:

  • Anne Selby, CEO, The Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and North Lancashire
  • Cllr Andrew Western, Portfolio Lead for the Green City Region
  • Andrea Ledward, Natural Environment Director, Defra
  • Adam Booth, Urban Pioneer Project Manager, Environment Agency
  • Faith Bulleyment, Business Director, Creative Concern
  • Krista Patrick, Natural Capital Coordinator, GMCA
  • Sarah Lindley, Professor of Geography, University of Manchester
  • Dr Kosta Tzoulas, Senior Lecturer, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Prof Penny Cook, Professor of Public Health, University of Salford
  • Anna da Silva, Project Director, Northern Roots
  • Richard Green, Head of Site, RHS Bridgewater
  • Bernadette Dalrymple, Carbon Landscape Project, Lancashire Wildlife Trust

Who should attend?

This free event is aimed at bringing together leading practitioners from across the public, private and third sectors, including:

  • Sustainability and environmental management
  • Biodiversity and land management
  • Planning, development and regeneration
  • Health and social care
  • Utilities including water, wastewater and waste management
  • Highways and infrastructure
  • Open space and recreation

How do I book?

If you think the Natural Capital Group Annual Conference is for you, book your free place here today.

Tickets have been snapped up so be quick to book your space!

Event details
11th February 2020

9.30 to 16.30 (registration from 9.00)

Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce, Elliot House, 151 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 3WD

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