Cube hosts party conference ‘climate clinic’

Cube, the Centre for the Urban Built Environment in Manchester, is holding a 'cimate clinic' series of discussions to coincide with the Labour Party Conference.

The programme of talks aims to bring the public together with renowned experts on climate change to debate ways in which the world can reduce and cope with global warming. Climate Clinic is a coalition of the UK's leading environment and development groups, trade bodies and professional societies including WWF, RSPB, Greenpeace, Unicef, Christian Aid, Greener Journeys, Green Alliance, the Micropower Council, nef (the new economics foundation), the Business Council for Sustainable Energy UK and many others, who have come together to force climate change up the political agenda.

The programme of free events will take place at CUBE including a discussion on the future of the UK's housing stock with Alan Whitehead, Simon McWhirter from the Great British Refurb, David Green, chief executive of the UK Business Council for Sustainable Energy and Paul Blacklock, head of strategy and corporate affairs at Calor. Other events include discussions about the key climate issues including: energy security, banking reform, deforestation, creating a low-carbon economy, party manifestos, transport, biodiversity, green jobs and housing.

Andrew Thomas, CCI chief executive and director of CUBE, said: "This event really will draw some of the major players in the fight against climate change and is an almost unique chance for the people of the region to discuss the issue with them.

"We're delighted to have attracted this calibre of guests to CUBE for the fourth year in a row and would invite everyone to come along and make the most of this opportunity."

Climate Clinic runs until Wednesday 29 September at CUBE, 113-115 Portland Street, Manchester, M1 6DW.

The full programme of events can be found at:

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