Climate Change: Rising to the Challenge

Organiser: NWDA
Location: Midland Hotel, Manchester

The event will launch the Northwest's revised Climate Change Action Plan for 2010-2012 and will refocus the commitment of partners towards achieving the Action Plan's goal of a well-adapting and low carbon Northwest.

The objective of this revised Climate Change Action Plan is to build upon the progress made to date and to strengthen our collective response to a changing climate, highlighting the key areas of opportunity and focus.

Alongside continuing to build the capacity of the region to rise to the challenge of climate change, the new action plan will focus on the four key areas of action required:

– Clean and Secure Energy
– Smarter Use of Carbon
– Opportunities for Growth
– A Well Adapting Region.

Speakers include:

Robert Hough, Chairman – Northwest Regional Development Agency
Philip Sellwood, Chief Executive – Energy Saving Trust
Matthew Wright, Managing Director, Asset Management & Delivery – United Utilities
Richard Ellis, Group Head of CSR – Alliance Boots