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Cheshire Businesses Seize The Day to Build a Zero Carbon Economy

Cheshire businesses and organisations are coming together to share ideas and expertise to get to Zero Carbon – and it all kicks off in a virtual conference on the 27th of October – free to everyone.

It’s the brainchild of community organisation Sustainable Nantwich in partnership with Reaseheath College.

The big difference is its not just another conference. The aim is to create a long term support network to help businesses go Zero Carbon, at the same time making Cheshire a hotspot for sustainable expertise.

The launch takes place on the eve of COP26 in Glagow – the critical international climate summit hosted by the UK. PM Boris Johnson last week called on United Nations leaders to “grow up” and “listen to the scientists.”

Sustainable Nantwich’s Jeremy Herbert said:

“The rules of engagement are changing and businesses that want to survive and thrive will have to adapt fast. We want Cheshire to be an international model for the future. That’s why everyone is welcome to join us, wherever you do business. Climate change knows no boundaries.”

To register please visit www.reaseheathbusinesshub.com/net-zero-carbon-conference

Headline speaker will be Jonathon Porritt CBE, a renowned international environmental expert, writer, broadcaster and campaigner, who has spent decades informing governments and businesses around the world on sustainability.

Other event supporters include Cheshire & Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), South Cheshire Chamber of Commerce, the Institute of Chartered Accountants, the University of Chester, the National Farmers Union, Linking Environment and Farming (LEAF) and utilities company EQUANS.

The conference will begin at 9am with a series of short keynote sessions from specialists in the field of sustainability. It will close at 1pm after a practical session to help businesses understand how they can both measure their carbon usage and start planning for change.

To register please visit www.reaseheathbusinesshub.com/net-zero-carbon-conference

LEP chief executive, Philip Cox, said: “Cheshire and Warrington has a bright future ahead as a world leader in low carbon technology and innovation. This will drive growth and reduce carbon emissions on a national as well as a regional scale.”

Reaseheath’s principal, Marcus Clinton, commented: “This event will bring together organisations, deliver a common understanding of challenges and establish models of best practice. 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.”

Jonathon Porritt summed up: “Climate change is here. Fires and floods, extreme weather hitting harvests, disease driven by environmental destruction – we haven’t got an option but to change the way we do business if we want to avert the spiral into chaos. Whatever your business, this is your business too.”

“While governments can set the international rules, business is the engine of change. You have the power to turn our future round. Together, we can make the shift. Future generations are depending on us all.”

Cheshire Net Zero Carbon Conference

Wednesday 27 October 9:00am – 1.00pm

To register please visit www.reaseheathbusinesshub.com/net-zero-carbon-conference

Or to register your interest in our follow-up sector specific think tanks, email Iain Clarke, assistant principal Land Based and Sustainability iain.clarke@reaseheath.ac.uk

Image: Jonathon Porritt

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