The Decarbonisation Summit will come to Greater Manchester in June, following the success of the event in Glasgow last year. The two-day conference aims to propel a vision for a decarbonised future across the globe, inspire change, initiate action, and amplify a range of vital voices in the race to zero emissions.

Taking place on 7th and 8th June, The Decarbonisation will be held in Manchester’s Science & Industry Museum. Manchester is a city renowned for innovation and industry, its history is rooted in the industrial revolution, with the Science and Industry Museum playing a vital role in its past present and future. Greater Manchester is now placing itself at the forefront of Green Innovation and this includes Decarbonisation.

Greater Manchester as a city region has an ambitious target to become carbon neutral by 2038 and is running many initiatives to ensure that it can meet this target including Bee Net Zero which supports businesses to reach carbon neutrality and a newly launched Energy Innovation Agency to revolutionise the region’s energy consumption.

The region has seen a 21% reduction in carbon emissions during 2020-21 compared to 2019-20. With world-class institutions and a determination to pioneer change, it makes sense that The Decarbonisation Summit has chosen Manchester as its host city this year.

The Decarbonisation Summit will bring together a network of like-minded, pioneers with a shared mission. This space for collaboration and innovation will be invaluable on the road to net-zero and help to strengthen Greater Manchester’s position as a leading innovator.

Throughout the event, speakers from a wide range of sectors will come together to share ideas, visions, and breakthroughs.

The likes of politicians and CEOs will be joined by graduate students and climate activists proving that everyone has a part to play in decarbonisation and the opportunity to make a real difference.‍

Decarbonisation must work across borders, sectors, and boundaries to be successful, therefore the event’s panels will cover every major aspect of modern industry and society, to give us the chance to unpack and dissect each sector and discuss the ground-breaking solutions which will make a decarbonised future possible.

Panel discussions at The Decarbonisation Summit will include:

  • Empowering SMEs Towards Net-Zero
  • Green Investment in Sustainable Cities
  • The Power of Retrofitting
  • Mayors Leadership Group
  • Eating Emissions – How can the plant-based food and the agricultural sectors work together to decarbonise our diets?
  • EV UK – Accelerating investment in UK emobility to ensure it is fair and accessible for all
  • Maximising Renewable Technology at a Local Level
  • District Heating – How do we widen the role of heat networks to power cities in the UK towards net-zero?
  • Jobs, Skills and Opportunities in Sustainability
  • Active Travel Britain

The Decarbonisation Summit will be held on Tuesday 7th and Wednesday 8th June at The Science and Industry Museum in Manchester and will also be streamed online.

To find out more about the event, and to register to attend, click here.

The Decarbonisation Summit