A Green New Deal for the North West

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Bridge 5 Mill

22A Beswick Street

Manchester

M4 7HR

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Join Gina Dowding, Natalie Bennett & guest speakers to learn what a Green New Deal could look like in the North West.

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What is a Green New Deal?

In the face of the climate emergency, we need to fundamentally transform our society within the space of just a few years. The scale of the challenge requires at the very least a Green New Deal – a radical mix new institutions, a truly green industrial strategy, and an unprecedented level of investment in clean and low carbon infrastructure.

Most importantly, a Green New Deal is about delivering a ‘just transition’, ensuring that costs and benefits are shared equitably and no one is left behind. This means change must be delivered locally, committing resources where they are needed most and reflecting each community’s unique strengths and challenges.

What is this event about?

Join Gina Dowding MEP as she launches a new report exploring what a Green New Deal for the North West could look like, focusing on five key areas: renewable energy supply; energy efficient buildings; sustainable transport; green industry; and land use and food. The report will outline key opportunities and examples of best practice from across the region, and set out some of the policies needed to scale up action.

Gina will be joined by a range of expert guest speakers including former Green Party leader and newly appointed member of the House of Lords, Lady Natalie Bennett. Attendees will also have the opportunity to take part in table discussions and feedback their views.

Who is this event for?

The event is aimed at representatives from across the public, private and third sectors in the North West, including local policymakers, business owners, employees and trade union representatives, NGOs and think tanks, campaigners and anyone interested in learning more about the Green New Deal.

Agenda

10.00 – Registration, refreshments and networking

10.30 – Welcome and introduction – Gina Dowding MEP

10.45 – Energy - Paul Bircham, Electricity North West

10.55 – Hydrogen - Feimatta Conteh, Arcola Energy

11.05 – Industry - Richard Hagan, Crystal Doors

11.15 – Refreshments and networking

11.25 – Buildings - Jonathan Atkinson, Carbon Co-op

11.35 – Land and food - Baroness Natalie Bennett

11.45 – Transport - Andy Sweeting, Transport for Greater Manchester

11.55 – Refreshments and networking

12.15 – Themed roundtable sessions: what next?

12.50 – Summary, future networking and closing statement

13.00 – Lunch and networking

Further information

If you have any questions about the event, please contact Laurence Adams at business@ginadowding.org.uk.

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22A Beswick Street

Manchester

M4 7HR

United Kingdom

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