Cities like Manchester, with an import-based economy, outsource a large amount of their carbon emissions to areas where goods and services are produced. It is estimated that the consumption-based footprint for Manchester is at least 1.5 times larger than its production-based footprint. As we plot our way out of the pandemic there is an opportunity to put carbon reduction at the centre of our recovery efforts.
Dr Jana Wendler and Dr Joe Blakey at the University of Manchester have published their research findings ‘Decarbonising Consumption in Manchester’s Covid-19 Recovery’ which highlights key mechanisms for making consumption-based carbon reduction a key part of Manchester’s recovery strategy.
Hope for the Future have been working alongside the research team to organise an event to highlight the opportunities presented by the research. The research team, students, residents and councillors to have an action orientated discussion around a sustainable economic recovery plan post-covid. Local MP, Jeff Smith will also be attending and Manchester’s other MPs have also been invited.
We want to see as many people as possible at this event, to show that there is a mandate for climate action when plotting our path from COVID-19. This event is free to attend and open to all.
Please register your place at the link below and for more information on speakers:
We’d be very grateful if you could share the event with any individuals or network that may be interested in attending.