homedecarbonisation summit 2022 Mayors Post


Catherine Thomas
By Catherine Thomas
16 May 2022

Distributed Energy

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Decarbonisation Summit 2022 - Manchester

We are thrilled to be putting collaboration at the heart of this year’s Decarbonisation Summit by bringing together leading Mayors and local government representatives with industry experts, academics, and technological innovators. We hope to facilitate and fast-track ground-breaking collaboration between the public and private sector on net zero targets through exciting panel sessions sparking real debate and progress.

“We have national challenges to get to carbon net-zero and we believe local solutions and empowerment are key to resolving them. SSE is creating 1,000 jobs each year to 2025 as we work to deliver £12.5bn worth of vital energy projects and support the UK Government’s new energy strategy.

Nathan Sanders
Managing Director of SSE Energy Solutions, Distributed Energy

Decarbonisation Summit 2022 - Science and Industry Museum, Manchester

Nathan Sanders - Keynote Speaker

MANCHESTER has been chosen for an industry-led Decarbonisation Summit on the 7 and 8 June, following the success of the inaugural summit during COP26 in Glasgow last November.

SSE Energy Solutions, in partnership with Green TV, will bring the summit to the city where panels will include a Mayors Leadership Group, with representatives from across the UK and Ireland, including Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham.

Leading industry figures and elected representatives will be among those meeting to discuss and action decarbonisation plans for cities and regions across the British Isles, in the first post-COP26 Decarbonisation Summit.

On day one of the summit, the Mayors Leadership Group including representatives from regions including Greater Manchester, Liverpool city region, Befast, and Dublin will meet to discuss how they can collaborate to accelerate net zero across transport, energy and heat in their regions.

Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, who called the first Decarbonisation Summit “One of the best discussions I’ve had at COP 26,” will return to the 2022 summit taking place in the very city region he represents, alongside counterparts from across the UK and Ireland.

The summit will take place at the Science and Industry Museum, Manchester, a venue on its own journey toward decarbonisation following £4.3million funding from the UK Government’s Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme.

The summit will see discussions from industry experts on topics including working towards environmental sustainability in cities, maximising new renewable technologies, job sustainability, and much more. The summit itself will be decarbonised by Zellar, which will work with event organisers to prioritise and action sustainability over the two days.

Now is the time to reflect on the actions we have taken since COP26, but more importantly to look at the work we still need to do together across the UK to reach our decarbonisation targets.

“This isn’t just about making our city-region greener. It’s about making it fairer – by creating thousands of good jobs in the green economy, building and retrofitting better homes that are cheaper to run, and putting in place a sustainable, integrated transport network for generations to come. Greater Manchester is right at the forefront of this revolution, and I’m looking forward to meeting with other Mayors and industry leaders to discuss how we can keep working together toward our shared goals.

Andy Burnham
Mayor of Greater Manchester

The Decarbonisation Summit 2022 - Science and Industry Museum, Manchester

Andy Burnham Speaking at the 2021 Decarbonisation Summit
Andy Burnham speaking at last years Decarbonisation Summit during COP26 in Glasgow

The Decarbonisation Summit 2022 is open to anybody with a professional interest in decarbonisation, and this year will take place in-person at the Science and Industry Museum, Manchester, and will also be live streamed across the globe.

You can register to attend the summit in person by clicking the following LINK, or register to attend virtually by clicking the following LINK.