It’s official. The stakeholder conference for the Manchester: A Certain Future – the city’s climate action plan – isto be held on Friday 16th of March. The 2011 conference was delayed and moved to coincide with Climate Week which takes place on the 12-18 March 2012. According to Steve Connor, who chairs the Steering Group charged with steering the plans into action, we shouldn’t be expected a multimedia extravaganza – not that this is the time or place for it.
The event is being hosted on a very small budget and Connor adds that they are still looking for sponsors to support the conference. So if you have a lot of money or know someone who does, you may want to pass this blog on to them. The Steering Group is also asking local organisations to get involved and host events during the week which feed into the city’s stakeholder conference. The conference will take place in the afternoon and as yet, no location has been decided although Mr Connor tells us that they will know in the next day or so.
The next Steering Group meeting is on the evening of 26th of January and will be looking at the conference, carbon metrics as well as the group’s forward plan for 2012. If like us, you would like to find out what the group has been up to in the last year, that is going to be possible too. Although there are no minutes of the previous meetings, despite the terms of reference being clear that there should be, action points taken down will be soon posted onto their website: manchesterclimate.com