Back in person at the Lowry, Salford Quays

The fourth Greater Manchester Green Summit took place at The Lowry theatre, on Monday 18th October.

The all-day event welcomed over 850 attendees and exhibitors, providing inspiration and information to be part of the solution to accelerate action on the climate emergency.

12 breakout sessions took place alongside two plenary sessions hosted by the Mayor of Greater Manchester.  The event opened with keynote speeches from the Mayor and the empowering voices of Zamzam Ibrahim and Emma Greenwood, driving hard-hitting messages resonating with the assembled audience.

“We have to act, we’re either part of the solution or part of the problem, there is no other side to this.”

— Zamzam Ibrahim, Vice President of European Students’ Union t

The day hosted twelve 45-minute breakout sessions. Each featured up to 5 lightening talks giving information direct, to the point and in an engaging format, covering themes from:

  • How through partnership working, our city-region is joining the dots from high-level strategy to delivering at a local level;
  • How our partners are engaging different audiences on the green agenda; to
  • How larger organisations are planning their net-zero journeys.

It wasn’t just the breakout sessions which were a hive of activity and discussion, the marketplace featuring over 50 stalls, felt alive with a welcome return to face-to-face networking.

Feedback from attendees has been so far positive, all welcoming the opportunity to meet once again to discuss future plans and share their work with others.

You can find the GMCA press release from the day here: Greater Manchester set to ratify plan to remove one million tonnes of carbon and accelerate climate crisis response – Greater Manchester Combined Authority (

“Everyone has a role to play in climate action, you have the power to decide what you leave behind and the world you create, this up to you.”

— Emma Greenwood, Youth Voice and Climate Activist

Watch the sessions from the main stage

The livestream taken from the Lyric Auditorium can still be viewed. A subtitled version will be available soon.

Click here to view
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