Virtual Event | 20 October 2021

University of Manchester Sustainable Futures External Showcase Launch

Date :
20 October 2021
Time :
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Event Type :
Virtual Event

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Event Overview

This event will bring together researchers from across the University of Manchester and key external stakeholders to discuss sustainability activity at UoM at the launch of the new Sustainable Futures initiative. Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell, President and Vice Chancellor, will welcome attendees followed by an overview of Sustainable Futures ‘challenge areas’. The event will include a panel discussion, with key local and national participants, on what Sustainable Futures can do that is new in terms of producing useful environmental solutions, how Universities can work more effectively with other organisations to address environmental challenges, and how can we be more effective in terms of applying knowledge and evidence to address sustainability challenges.



10:00: Virtual registration and entry for attendees.

10:06: Welcome introduction with Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell, President and Vice Chancellor at The University of Manchester.

10:09: GM Perspective on sustainability

10:20: Sustainable Futures in action, Director

10:40: Panel discussion with Q&A:

  • Mark Atherton, Director of Environment at GMCA
  • Susan Jay, Sector Specialist at Wrap UK

11:25: Next steps for engaging with Sustainable Futures

11:30: Event close


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Sustainable Futures brings together the unique depth and breadth of internationally leading research at The University of Manchester and builds on the University’s track record of successful interdisciplinary working, to produce integrated and truly sustainable solutions to urgent environmental challenges.