Manchester - A Certain Future calls on all of us to take practical action to create a greener future and to help realise Manchester’s full potential as a prosperous, green city, at the cutting edge of a new low carbon economy.
This year we wanted to strengthen and accelerate action through building networks, extending relationships and sharing learning on what works. That’s why this year our second annual conference focussed on the role behaviour change has on changing the way we live, move, grow and work in our city and how we adapt to our changing climate.
The Manchester- A Certain Future second annual conference took place during National Climate Week on Friday 16th March 2012 in the Pennine Suite of Manchester Metropolitan University’s All Saints Campus, Oxford Road.
Delegates had the opportunity to attend workshops which focussed on how behaviour change can take place, and good and bad examples of engaging people in addressing climate change within their own lives.
These included: :
• Vision – How to create positive and creative visions of the future that people can work toward.
• Culture – How we can change culture through media, art, theatre, cinema and campaigns.
• Knowledge – Giving people the knowledge they need to be able to change, teaching, advice, leaflets.
• Environment – Not changing the person, but changing their environment so they behave differently, e.g. incentives, innovative technology etc
• Community – Creating communities of change, building networks, area, themes, professional.
But that’s not all. Manchester - A Certain Future recognised that not everyone will be able to make a one day event, therefore we engaged with partners and stakeholders across the City who held their own satellite events in the run up to National Climate Week.
A write up from the workshops at the conference is available for download below.
Also available for download below and on the resources page is the State of the City presentation, which highlights the important work currently going on around Manchester, which MACF is very proud to support.
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