Greater Manchester Natural Capital Group - 2018 Annual Conference

Tuesday, 16 January, 2018 - 09:30

‘Connecting People with Nature’ will be held on Tuesday 16th January 2018.

The conference will bring together leading practitioners from across the public, private and third sectors exploring how we can support Greater Manchester’s natural environment as a destination to visit, volunteer at and enjoy as part of a healthy lifestyle.

You can join the Greater Manchester Natural Capital Group at Manchester Museum, Manchester M13 9PL on Tuesday 16th January from 9.30-4.00pm.

To reserve your place, book online: https://naturalcapitalgroupconference2018.eventbrite.co.uk

Overview

A Natural Capital Group conference for the public, private and third sectors exploring how we can support Greater Manchester’s natural environment as a destination to visit, volunteer at and enjoy as part of a healthy lifestyle.

Objectives

The purpose of the conference is to clarify and understand:

  • Why do we need to connect with our natural environment?
  • Where can we connect with our natural environment?
  • What are we doing to connect with our natural environment? There will be plenty of opportunity for discussion and networking including a facilitated workshop session and Mayors Green Summit listening event.

Speakers confirmed include:

  • Cllr Alex Ganotis, Leader of Stockport Council and Greater Manchester Lead for the Green City Region
  • Dominic Higgins, Nature and Wellbeing Manager, The Wildlife Trust
  • Prof Sarah Lindley, Professor of Geography, University of Manchester
  • Jessica Thompson, Community Liaison Manager, City of Trees
  • Jane Houghton, Senior Adviser, Valuing the Environment, Natural England
  • Anna Hetterley, Carbon Landscape Programme Manager, Lancashire Wildlife Trust
  • Anna De Silva, Programme Director, RHS Bridgewater
  • Hayley Lever, Strategic Manager, GM Moving
  • Henry McGhie, Head of Collections and Curator of Zoology, Manchester Museum

Who should attend?

Please note that this event is free to attend and is aimed at representatives from the public, private and third sectors that have an interest in protecting, enhancing and using our natural environment, including:

  • Local authorities,
  • Local Enterprise Partnerships and Local Nature Partnerships
  • Government departments and academics from leading institutions
  • Businesses, business networks and environmental regulatory organisations
  • Environmental and sustainable development organisations
  • Environmental and sustainable development organisations

You can join the Greater Manchester Natural Capital Group at Manchester Museum, Manchester M13 9PL on Tuesday 16th January from 9.30-4.00pm.

To reserve your place, book online: https://naturalcapitalgroupconference2018.eventbrite.co.uk