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08.00 CEN with GreenerUK

Manchester Central : Central Rooms 3 & 4

Business, People and the Environment Bill

Discussing how the Environment Bill can support the next stage of growth for businesses & build the foundation for a world-leading sustainable economy


The green economy is growing two to three times faster than the mainstream economy, and now supports over 400,000 jobs. Firms support the certainty provided by a clear long-term framework of regulations; how could the new Environment Bill spur additional investment and innovation in the green economy? Could it de-risk investment in mainstream infrastructure? How can it best be applied to different types and sized businesses?

12.30 Policy Exchange and National Trust

Manchester Central : Cobden Rooms 3 & 4

How can parks and green spaces transform our towns and cities?

Our urban parks and green spaces represent precious parts of our towns’ and cities’ heritage


Our urban parks and green spaces represent precious parts of our towns’ and cities’ heritage. They are also a community asset that can promote health, integration and civic initiative. But the past decade has permanently changed the relationship between local government, the third sector and communities. What does the future hold for these networks and the delivery of public goods?

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