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Live Updates

All times stated are UK

  1. North West Weather: A wet night in store

    This afternoon will be bright and breezy before rain spread across the region tonight.

    Winds will strengthen overnight with lows of 6C.

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  2. Post update

    We end the Green Summit with local business leaders pledging their commitment to a greener future for Greater Manchester.

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    Remember, you can contribute to the conversation using #GMGreenCityon Twitter and check the Greater Manchester Combined Authority website for future updates.

  3. Final Session in photos.

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  4. Post update

    Delegates from the Green Summit offer their opinions on where priorities for future investments should focus.

    Footage courtesy of UTC students.

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  5. This afternoon in photos.

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    Alice Webb
    Lindsey Chapman
    Panel on stage
  6. Post update

    BBC Staff give their thoughts on keeping Green in the North following their recent "Sustainability Season".

    Footage courtesy of the UTC students.

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  7. Feedback Panel & Q&A

    • Buildings - John Alker, Director Of Policy & Places, UK Green Building Council
    • Energy - Paul Bircham, Commercial Strategy & Support Director, Electric North West
    • Transport - Pete Abel, Manchester Friends of the Earth information & Policy Officer at BikeRight
    • Natural Capital - Chris Matthews, Head of Sustainability, United Utilities
    • Sustainable Consumption & Production - Lucy Danger, FareShare
    • Education/Communications - Prof. Beth Perry, UK Director, Realising Just Cities
  8. Lindsey Chapman

    Presenter, BBC Springwatch

    Lindsey presents Springwatch Unsprung with Chris Packham on BBC Two; a live TV show celebrating the very best of UK wildlife. She is also the co-presenter of BBC One’s Big Blue UK, a programme exploring British marine life.

    Lindsey has written and presented Arts programmes for BBC Radio 4, she is the lead presenter for @BBC and @BBCArts, and a regular voice on BBC Radio 5 live. Lindsey grew up in rural East Yorkshire and has an innate interest in the countryside and the sea.

    Lindsey Chapman
  9. Steve Mogford

    Chief Executive of United Utilities

    Steve Mogford was appointed Chief Executive of United Utilities PLC in March 2011. United Utilities provides water and wastewater services to approximately seven million customers in the North West of England. Steve started his career at British Aerospace at its North West based military aircraft business. During his long career with the company he held a number of senior positions before being appointed Chief Operating Officer and a member of the BAE Systems plc Board.

    Steve Mogford
  10. Alice Webb

    Director of BBC Children's

    Passionate about the BBC’s presence in the north, Alice’s extended remit sees her drive creativity, collaboration and local partnerships across the whole of the north of England, building on what has been achieved in the last six years. She has already played a huge part in the success of BBC North since the move in 2011 and enjoys the leading the BBC right across the North alongside her leadership of the BBC’s children’s services.

    Alice supports a range of external organisations, including being a member of the Royal Foundation's Cyberbullying Taskforce and a Trustee.

    Alice Webb
  11. This morning in photos.

    Green Summit Stage with panelists
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    Stalls at venue
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    Delegates at venue
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    Andy Burnham
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    Kevin Anderson
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    Councillor Alex Ganotis
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    Emma Howard Boyd
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    Speaker Mike Barry
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  12. Afternoon Agenda

    Please note the stream will resume again at 13:30 after a short break.

    The sessions are currently running up to 30 mins the scheduled times.

    • 13:30 Local Successes & Provocations Speakers
    • 14.00 Andy Burnham - Welcome back, reflects of what he has heard
    • 14.05 Key Speaker: Alice Webb (Director, BBC North)
    • 14.20 Key Speaker: Steve Mogford (CEO, United Utilities PLC)
    • 14.35 Lindsey Chapman (BBC Springwatch): Report Back on day’s discussion and key findings
    • 14.45 Panel & Audience QA session compered by Andy Burnham/Lindsey Chapman
    • 15.25 Pledge Session & Online Participation – Andy Burnham / Cel Spellman
    • 15.45 Closing Remarks - Andy Burnham (Mayor of Greater Manchester)


  13. The stream will resume again at 13:30.

  14. Local Successes & Provocations Speakers:

    • Georgia Bulled, Manchester Metropolitan University - Theme: General
    • Eric Brown, Energy Systems Catapult - Theme: Energy
    • Amer Gaffer, Greater Manchester Hydrogen Partnership – Theme: Hydrogen
    • Jonathan Atkinson, Carbon Coop - Theme: Buildings
    • Rosslyn Colderley, Sustrans - Theme: Transport
    • David Brimelow, Duo UK – Theme: Sustainable Consumption and Production
    • Dean Rogers Govender, Dean of Manchester - Theme: Education
    • Anne Selby, Lancashire Wildlife Trust – Theme: Natural Capital

    These talks are also being repeated at 13:15 - 13:55 on the live stream (in case you missed them). #GMGreenCity

  15. Mike Barry

    Director of Sustainable Business, Mark & Spencer

    Mike was part of the small team that in 2007 developed and delivered the company's ground-breaking Plan A, a 100 point, 5 year plan to address a wide range of environmental and social issues and updated it in 2010, 2014 and 2017. Mike’s job is to work with the M&S leadership team to integrate sustainability into the heart of the business across its global retail channels and supply chains.

    He is Co-Chair of the Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Sustainability Steering Group, a Visiting Fellow at the Smith Centre for Enterprise and the Environment at Oxford University, a Senior Associate at the Cambridge Institute for Sustainable Leadership.

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  16. Emma Howard Boyd

    Chair, Environment Agency

    Emma has spent her 25 year career working in financial services, initially in corporate finance, and then in fund management, specialising in sustainable investment and corporate governance. As Director of Stewardship at Jupiter Asset Management until July 2014, Emma was integral to the development of their reputation in the corporate governance and sustainability fields.

    Emma is currently Chair of the Environment Agency and serves on various boards and advisory committees including, Green Finance Taskforce (Member), ShareAction (Chair of Trustees), Menhaden Capital PLC, the Aldersgate Group, the 30% Club and the Executive Board of The Prince’s Accounting for Sustainability Project.

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  17. A special thanks to the UTC

    Special thanks to the UTC for providing the camera crew and equipment to stream today's event.

    Remember you can contribute to the conversation using #GMGreenCity on Twitter.

  18. Councillor Alex Ganotis

    Leader Stockport MBC and Green City Region Portfolio Lead

    Councillor Alex Ganotis has been leader of Stockport Council since May 2016, he leads the first Labour administration in Stockport since the Council was created in 1974. He has been councillor for Heatons North ward since 2011.

    In May 2017, Alex was appointed by Andy Burnham as the GMCA’s lead member for the Green City Region portfolio, focusing on Greater Manchester’s efforts to improve and protect the environment, green spaces and air quality. In 2016/17, Alex led on the GMCA’s culture and arts portfolio.

    Photo of Councillor Alex Ganotis
  19. Kevin Anderson

    Prof. Energy and Climate Change, UoM

    Kevin engages widely across all tiers of government (UK and Sweden) on issues ranging from shale gas, aviation and shipping to the role of climate modelling (IAMs), carbon budgets and ‘negative emission technologies’.

    His analysis previously contributed to the framing of the UK’s Climate Change Act and the development of national carbon budgets. Kevin has a decade’s industrial experience, principally in the petrochemical industry. He is a chartered engineer and a fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

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  20. Morning Agenda

    • 10.00 Welcome - Andy Burnham (Mayor of Greater Manchester)
    • 10.20 The Climate Science – Prof. Kevin Anderson (Prof. Energy and Climate Change, UoM)
    • 10.40 Journey So Far – Councillor Ganotis (Leader Stockport MBC and Green City Region Portfolio Lead)
    • 11.00 Video: Rt. Hon. Claire Perry (Minister of State, Dept. for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy)
    • 11.05 Key Speakers: Emma Howard Boyd (Chair, Environment Agency)
    • 11.20 Key Speaker: Mike Barry (Director of Sustainable Business, Mark & Spencer)