Climate Change Conference

Organiser: RIBA NW
Location: Manchester
Phone: 0151 703 0107

Thursday 27 September 2007
Hilton, Manchester Airport
£65.00 + VAT (including lunch)

This will be a full day event with speakers covering subjects from Low Carbon Building Technologies & Renewables to Carbon Footprinting.


09.30hrs Registration and refreshments

10.00hrs Introduction to the day by Chairman, Walter Menzies, Chief Executive of Mersey Basin Campaign

10.10hrs How climate change will affect you
Bill Giles, former BBC Weatherman
The need to communicate scientific data & conclusions in an understandable language. Forecasting climate change, discussion on the reasons for and against climate change – probable consequences if we do nothing.

10.40hrs "Flood sweat and tears: positive planning for flood risk"
Jonathan Easton, Kings Chambers, Manchester

11.10hrs Refreshment break

11.30hrs Low carbon building technologies and renewables
Daniel Salisbury MRICS Surveying and Sustainability Services.
Drivers for sustainable construction, principles, materials, renewables & grants

12.00hrs Lunch

13.00hrs Planning for Climate Change
Jo Clarke, Elevate East Lancs
Overview of national & regional planning policy that has relevance to the climate change agenda both in terms of mitigation & adaptation

13.30hrs "Responding to climate change through efficient, coordinated and economic energy networks"
Steven Edwards, Scottish Power

14.00hrs Panel Discussion

14.30hrs Refreshment break

14.50hrs Climate Change and the Built Environment
Walter Menzies, Chief Executive of Mersey Basin Campaign
3 short films and case studies examining climate change

15.20hrs Question Time

15.30hrs Conference close

Places are limited at this event, if you want to register an early interest and receive further
details, please contact T. 0151 703 0107 F. 0151 703 0108