The recording of the Manchester Climate Change Annual Conference 2020 is now available for you to watch back at your own leisure if you unfortunately missed the event on the morning of the 22/07/2020. Make sure to keep an eye out for our upcoming Big Green Recovery webinar series! 

Details of the panel included: 

1. Opening panel

Sir Richard Leese

- Leader of Manchester City Council since 1996 and the Deputy Mayor and lead for health care at Greater Manchester Combined Authority


Dr Murugesan Raja

- Manchester GP 

- Member of the Manchester Health & Wellbeing Board

- Member of the Manchester Climate Change Partnership


Sarah Colenbrander

- Author of the recent 'Climate Emergency, Urban Opportunity' report on the local opportunities for cities that commit to urgent action on climate change

- Soon to be joining the Overseas Development Institute


Elaine Unegbu

- Chair of the Age Friendly Manchester Older People's Board 

- Age-Friendly Manchester is a partnership involving organisations, groups and individuals across the city playing their part in making Manchester a great place to grow older


Natasha Mpofu

- Member of the Manchester Climate Change Youth Board

- Set up in 2017 to ensure that Manchester's young people would be at the heart of the city's decision-making on climate action

- The Youth Board members are members of the wider MCCP

- Now has 8 members between 13-28, with links to youth groups and organisations across the city


2. MCCP Responses


Rogers Govender

- Dean of Manchester & Chair of the Our Faith, Our Planet Manchester Group


Esme Ward

- Director of Manchester Museum

- Climate change lead for the Mcr Cultural Leaders Group


Helena Tinker

- Head of Environmental Strategy, MMU

- Responsible for helping keep MMU in the top 3 greenest universities in the UK for the last 7 years


Dom Goggins

- Member of MCCP and a freelance consultant

- Currently leading a project on climate change and social justice in Greater Manchester


3. Residents responses


Reverend Grace Thomas

- Assistant Curate at St James' in Moss Side and St Edmunds in Whalley Range 


Jonathan Keenan

- Photographer by day and active member of the Edge Street and North Quarter Action Group


Gabriel Love, Envirolution Festival 

- One of the organisers

- An annual festival celebrating and promoting all things sustainability in South Manchester


4. Wrap-up - Councillor Angeliki Stogia

- Executive Member at Manchester City Council

- Responsible for the Council's work on environment, planning and transport

- Led the work internally in 2018 when the Council formally targets in line with the science and the Paris Agreement

Details of conference recording below: Password: @hm4M$MJ