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Matt Pickford (left), Dmitri Korolenko and Sarah Holland discuss the challenges and opportunities in meeting Manchester's net zero carbon targets. Credit: Place North West, SI Sealy and Sarah Holland

COP26 | What is the public sector doing to meet net zero targets?

How does the public estate fit into Greater Manchester’s low carbon targets? That is the focus of this latest episode in the Place North West COP26 podcast series.

In this episode, we explore the ways in which public authorities are working towards Greater Manchester’s net zero carbon target of 2038 and hear about the drivers and the challenges involved.

To discuss this our host Paul Unger was joined by Sarah Holland, programme and policy lead for energy at Greater Manchester Combined Authority; Dmitri Korolenko, lead sustainability & physics engineer at SI Sealy; and Matt Pickford, technical director at SI Sealy.

SI Sealy is a specialist building services and decarbonisation design consultancy that delivers detailed MEP designs across all sectors and building types. Utilising the latest technology, SI Sealy has expertise in reducing carbon emissions and achieving regulatory compliance through innovative and sustainable building services design.

Listen to the podcast at the top of this article to learn everything you need to know about the role of the public sector in meeting Greater Manchester’s net-zero carbon target.

This episode is part of Place North West’s COP26 podcast series, which looks at sustainability solutions within the property industry ahead of the UN Climate Change conference in Glasgow this November.

In each episode, guests will share actionable insights and essential evidence-based advice drawing on lessons learned from their work moving towards net zero carbon. Listen to more of our COP26 podcasts.

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