Helping organisations plan for a more sustainable future

Cheshire Net Zero Carbon Conference

27th October 9am – 1pm, online

As momentum grows for climate action, the biggest international Climate Summit to date (COP26) starts on 31st October in Glasgow, where world leaders along with tens-of-thousands of negotiators, government representatives, businesses and individuals will meet for twelve days of talks.

Reaseheath College, Cheshire East Council and Sustainable Nantwich are leading the local response to COP26 by hosting an online conference for any organisation to join on Wednesday 27th October.

This conference is the first step of long term support and networking for businesses across Cheshire.

“This event will bring together organisations, deliver a common understanding of challenges and establish models of best practice.

“Reaseheath College, University Centre Reaseheath and our strategic partner the University of Chester are committed to supporting this vital agenda through our collaborative Institute of Sustainability and Food Innovation, which combines specialist resources, the expertise of staff and employers and the talents of our young people to really ‘make a difference’.

“Businesses of all types and sizes have a carbon footprint which they can review and actively decrease. Together we can gear up for a vibrant and innovative zero carbon economy.”

Marcus Clinton, Reaseheath Principal and CEO

Join the discussion…


9:00 – Introduction

Keynote Speakers

We are delighted to welcome our keynote speakers, each of whom bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise from their specialist sector. Following the keynote speakers we will share with you our schedule for sector-specific thinktanks that will run during the weeks following this conference.

9:25 – Jonathon Porritt, Founder Director of Forum for the Future

Environmental expert, writer and campaigner ‘Confronting the Climate Emergency: Action not Words!’

9:55 – Ross Fuller, Reaseheath Sustainability Society

Student voice on sustainability

Our future – the opportunities of a net zero world

10:05 – Cllr Sam Corcoran Leader of Cheshire East Council

To enable an appreciation of levels of carbon action in Cheshire East and an accounting on the macro level of the economy.

10:20 – Richard Spencer, Director of Thought Leadership and Head of Sustainability – Institute of Chartered Accountants England and Wales

Organisational carbon baselining tools, auditing, budgeting, carbon accounting and carbon reduction strategies to deliver SMART targets of action for SME Businesses.

10:35 – Professor Joseph Howe, Executive Director – Chester University Energy Institute

Education and its role on the environmental, social, financial and cultural consequences by not achieving governmental targets.

Systemic change in education – climate change at the heart of the curriculum

10:55 – Break

11:10 – Caroline Drummond MBE Chief Executive – LEAF (Linking Environment and Farming)

The importance of sustainable land management for public goods and sustainable food production supporting our soils, air, water and planet.

11:25 – Mark Dolling, EQUANS – Director, Education and Public Sector, UK and Ireland

Putting schools & other education settings at the heart of place-wide net zero carbon transition and decarbonisation of the sector.

11:40 – Adam Briggs, Environment Adviser, National Farmers Union in the North West of England.

James Whittall, Sustainability and Green Travel Manager at Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS

Bernadette Bailey, Programme Lead for Living Well for Longer and Climate Change, NHS Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group

Dave Sweeney, Executive Director Of Partnerships for Cheshire and Merseyside Healthcare Partnership.

Robert Brunt, Environmental Forum Member for NFU North West – Robert Brunt and his family are dairy, beef and sheep farmers from Macclesfield, Cheshire in the Peak District National Park.

Session to introduce the inception of sectoral working groups across the region – practical case studies, examples of carbon reduction, carbon target setting, carbon reduction models, next steps of setting up networking groups.

12:40 – Conclusion and thanks from partners

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