Delivering net zero: Embedding carbon and co-benefits in decision making
Our monthly GM Policy Hub seminar series focuses on a different regional policy agenda each month. In April 2023, we focused on exploring net zero and local government.
In order to make progress at scale and with pace, net zero targets need to be part of all our decision making and strategy development at a local level. The Centre for Climate Change and Social Transformation and the Tyndall Centre have co-developed a carbon and co-benefits tool with GMCA that is now applied to across the organisation.
In this session, we outlined the tool and the rationale for its development as well as reflected on what it has achieved and where challenges remain. We invited participants to share their own successes and struggles with embedding carbon and climate in decision making and strategy development in local government.
When: Thursday 27 April 2023, 1:00-2:30pm
- Carly McLachlan, Professor of Climate and Energy Policy, The University of Manchester, and Director of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research
- Angela Minas, Research Associate at the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research
- Simon Barrow, Strategy & Policy Officer, Greater Manchester Combined Authority
Chaired by: Dr Maria Sharmina, Reader in Energy and Sustainability at the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research in the School of Engineering
About the GM Policy Hub seminar series
Join us for our monthly GM Policy Hub seminar series. Each month, we will focus on a different regional policy agenda, with a University of Manchester academic presenting their research on the topic, followed by an audience Q&A.
Come along to hear about research relating to your work. Following the presentation, take the opportunity to grab a sandwich and network. Meet the academic and the Policy@Manchester team or get to know others working in policy areas across GM.