RENOWNED physicist and broadcaster Professor Brian Cox is among the latest speakers confirmed at the Greater Manchester Green Summit, taking place next week from 21-24 September.
The University of Manchester professor and Fellow of The Royal Society, whose popular science programmes and books have garnered critical acclaim, will be joining a conversation with Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham and Lily Rimmer from the Youth Combined Authority on how science can help to influence policy and tackle the climate emergency.
Professor Cox is currently Professor of Particle Physics at The University of Manchester, The Royal Society Professor for Public Engagement in Science and a Fellow of the Royal Society. He has also presented a number of science programmes for the BBC, including The Planets, and has written a series of best-selling books.
Now in its third year, the Green Summit will mark progress made towards the goals of the Five-Year Environment Plan, which include becoming carbon neutral by 2038, improving air quality in the next decade, protecting our natural environment and building resilience to the effects of climate change.
This year’s event will be taking place online, with a range of live webinars, panel discussions and virtual workshops happening across the four days. Sessions will be held under the theme of ‘Taking Action: Today, Tomorrow and Together’, with a focus on four key areas, Nature, biodiversity and climate adaptation,Green transport and energy efficiency,Circular economy, waste and recycling, and sustainable construction and Climate change resilience and building back greener
For more information on the programme of events and to register your attendance, visit www.GMGreenSummit2020.co.uk