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Stockport Council is to host its second Climate Action Now summit to connect residents and businesses with efforts being made to reduce the borough’s impact on the environment.
Themes for the summit this year are Energy and Food – two subjects likely at the front of many residents’ thoughts in light of rising prices. The summit will share an update on actions and progress being made by Stockport Council through its Stockport CAN initiative that launched as a result of the council declaring a climate emergency in 2019.
This year’s afternoon summit will operate as a hybrid event, both online and in-person (tickets limited) on Friday 15th July 12pm to 4pm, and is free to attend. The agenda for the summit will include:
- 12 – 12:30pm The online event will begin with a carbon literacy game. The in person event will begin with a networking lunch.
- 12:30 – 1:10pm Stockport CAN – an update on actions and progress from the council, including GHG emissions reporting and some ways you can get involved in climate action.
- 1:20 – 2:35pm ENERGY – we’ll hear from speakers covering how energy contributes to climate change, energy production, energy reduction and fuel insecurity.
- 2:45 – 4pm FOOD – we’ll hear from amazing projects and initiatives that are tackling food sustainability and security here in Stockport.
The event follows last year’s Climate Action Now summit which took place in November 2021 to coincide with the COP26 international summit in Glasgow. The event saw the Council launch a grant scheme for communities to deliver climate action locally, and allowed young people in the borough to share what they felt should be done to protect the planet for future generations.
All of the summit is free to attend; however, places are limited. Book your tickets to take part via Eventbrite.