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IN-PERSON AGENDA

9.00

Meet the nature-based solution suppliers exhibition and registration

This is an opportunity to meet those leading nature technology suppliers who have extensive experience in installing nature-based systems. Bring along your burning questions or prospective project ideas and speak to the experts themselves!

10.00

Welcome from our Chair and a moment to reflect on the drastic action needed to adapt and restore nature in our urban environments

10.25

An IGNITION project overview from Sam Evans, Head of Natural Environment, Greater Manchester Combined Authority and IGNITION project lead

10.45

Nature-based solutions pipeline creation lightning talks and panel discussion

Hear from our project leads on the development of innovative financing pipelines for sustainable drainage systems, green roofs, street trees and green regeneration schemes. Learn about the process of mapping GMs green space and the upcoming GM Green Infrastructure explorer tool.

Featuring project leads:

  • Matt Ellis, Climate Resilience Lead, Environment Agency
  • Rachel Morrison, Senior Nature-based Solutions Advisor, Greater Manchester Combined Authority
  • Jeremy Carter, Senior Research Fellow, University of Manchester

11.15

Break and Meet the Suppliers Exhibition

11.30

Enabling environment for nature-based solutions lightning talks and panel discussion

Hear from our project leads on their lessons from advancing the understanding and awareness of nature-based solutions with a variety of stakeholders; from communities to property owners. Learn how the IGNITION nature-based solutions living lab is raising awareness through engagement and data.

Featuring project leads:

  • Amanda Skeldon, Programme Manager, Business in the Community
  • Rosie Naylor, Community Engagement Coordinator, Royal Horticultural Society
  • Nourhan Heysham, Research Assistant in the School of Science, Engineering & Environment at the University of Salford

12.00

Lunch and Meet the Suppliers Exhibition

13.00

Workshops

14.00

Workshops

15.00

Break and Meet the Suppliers Exhibition

15.20

The future of investing in nature panel

Hear from industry experts on the impact of IGNITION and the next steps for financing nature. This is an opportunity for all attendees to ask the panel questions.

16.15

Reflections – How can you use these learnings to advance the investment into nature that we need in your organisation?

16.30

Conference close

 

ONLINE AGENDA

10.00

Welcome from our Chair and a moment to reflect on the drastic action needed to adapt and restore nature in our urban environments

10.25

An IGNITION project overview from Sam Evans, Head of Natural Environment, Greater Manchester Combined Authority and IGNITION project lead

10.45

Nature-based solutions pipeline creation lightning talks and panel discussion

Hear from our project leads on the development of innovative financing pipelines for sustainable drainage systems, green roofs, street trees and green regeneration schemes. Learn about the process of mapping GMs green space and the upcoming GM Green Infrastructure explorer tool.

Featuring project leads:

  • Matt Ellis, Climate Resilience Lead, Environment Agency
  • Rachel Morrison, Senior Nature-based Solutions Advisor, Greater Manchester Combined Authority
  • Jeremy Carter, Senior Research Fellow, University of Manchester

11.15

Break

11.30

Enabling environment for nature-based solutions lightning talks and panel discussion

Hear from our project leads on their lessons from advancing the understanding and awareness of nature-based solutions with a variety of stakeholders; from communities to property owners. Learn how the IGNITION nature-based solutions living lab is raising awareness through engagement and data.

Featuring project leads:

  • Amanda Skeldon, Programme Manager, Business in the Community
  • Rosie Naylor, Community Engagement Coordinator, Royal Horticultural Society
  • Hisham Elkadi, Chair of Architecture and the Built Environment, University of Salford

12.00

Break

13.30

Short workshop webinars

Our workshop leaders will talk through their findings and recommendations from their research areas.

15.00

Break

15.20

The future of investing in nature panel

Hear from industry experts on the impact of IGNITION and the next steps for financing nature. This is an opportunity for all attendees to ask the panel questions.

16.15

Reflections – How can you use these learnings to advance the investment into nature that we need in your organisation?

16.30

Conference close

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