The Low Carbon Homes retrofit conference returns to Manchester next week as an online follow-up to its in-person event in 2019.

The event, hosted by Manchester City Council, and supported by Manchester Housing Providers Partnership and Manchester Climate Change Agency, runs from Tuesday 23 for three days.

Manchester recently pledged its commitment in the Race to Zero campaign to mobilise support for cities and businesses to make the transition to net zero by 2050 in line with the Paris Agreement, the principles of which include that the city must recognise the global climate emergency.

Manchester declared a climate emergency in June 2019 and has since adopted science-based climate change targets to become a zero-carbon city by 2038, supported by the creation of a zero-carbon framework developed by the agency.

Manchester Housing Providers Partnership members are responsible for approximately 70,000 homes in the local authority (approx. 1/3 of city homes), most of which will need retrofit measures to meet the 2038 target.  The scale of the challenge requires a bold approach and an effective housing retrofit plan.

Two hundred attendees are anticipated to join eighteen speakers, over three mornings of presentations, discussion and collaboration, specifically curated with the assistance of Manchester City Council and an Advisory Board of local stakeholders.

After Manchester, Low Carbon Homes will be staging further events across the UK. Next is Oxfordshire followed by Solent.

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