Organiser: FBE Manchester
Location: HOME, 2 Tony Wilson Place, Manchester, M15 4FN
In July 2019 Greater Manchester Combined Authority declared a climate emergency. Two years later the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published its report on widespread and rapid climate change across the globe – the UN Secretary General said the report was “a code red for humanity”.
This month world leaders will meet in Glasgow at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) to accelerate the necessary actions agreed as part of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.
The built environment plays a significant role in the climate emergency and this event, planned for 2nd December 2021, will explore the challenges and opportunities facing our industry.
We have assembled a diverse range of experts from the public and private sectors, academia, and research & innovation. Following keynote presentations, the event will include an interactive panel debate with opportunities for the FBE audience to engage in this crucially important discussion.
Kindly supported by our event partners TLT Solicitors, ‘Code Red for Humanity’ will feature contributions from:
Steve Connor, Creative Concern: Steve is a passionate advocate of sustainable development and Chair of the Manchester Climate Change Partnership.
Prof. Richard Dawson, Newcastle University: Richard is an IPCC report author and a member of the Climate Change Committee, an independent body that advises UK government. He is a leading academic whose research focuses on improving resilience and sustainability of urban areas and infrastructure networks.
Emma Greenwood, Youth MP Bury: Emma is a passionate climate and youth voice activist who is campaigning for greater youth involvement at COP26.
Dr. Craig Dawson, Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre: Richard works alongside the Nobel prize winning graphene team here in Manchester and is part of the team applying this innovative material through ‘concretene’ at Mayfield Manchester.
Vicky Payne, URBED: Driven by sustainable urban development, Vicky is a founding member of Common Good, a newly formed Manchester collective seeking to promote positive and inclusive change in the processes that shape our urban environment.
David Miller, Associate Director, Heyne Tillett Steel: David leads HTS’s design studio here in Manchester and is a structural engineer with extensive experience in sustainable design, particularly re-use & re-purposing of existing buildings and structures.
David believes engineers are at the ‘front line’ of built environment responses to the growing climate emergency and his work has a strong focus on embodied carbon assessment, design for future adaptability, and the development of circular economy concepts within the wider industry.
Non-member: £31.25 +VAT