Making an impact

Keynote: The road from COP26, how zero carbon innovation is leading the way

2:00pm - 3:30pm / Monday 23rd May 2022
Type: Lecture / Category: Public / Series: Making an Impact 2022
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In this critical moment of climate action, this event will showcase how innovation is leading the way in moving to a more sustainable, resilient and zero-carbon future. Featuring a keynote presentation from the Metro Mayor of Liverpool City Region, Steve Rotheram, and a panel discussion from members of the Climate Futures Research Theme, this session will explore how the City Region is transitioning to a net zero carbon economy and how research at the University is leading the way on innovation in sustainability at a local, national and global scale.

Steve Rotheram was elected as the first Metro Mayor of the Liverpool City Region in 2017. His vision for the City Region is a region that is ambitious, fair, green, connected and together. In 2019, the six Local Authorities in the city region declared a Climate Emergency and set an ambitious target to reach net zero carbon by 2040 or sooner. A pathway document has been developed and the Mayor’s ambitions are to work with partners and stakeholders across the city region to co-create a comprehensive action plan against which short term and long term progress can be measured.