30th March 2022 - 9:00am - 5:00pm

Chaired by Sarah Mukherjee MBE, CEO at IEMA this is a hybrid event. We are in the midst of a biodiversity and climate crisis. There is a huge gap in financing that must be addressed if we are to secure a safe and resilient future for our communities.

Seeking to address this gap, the IGNITION project was set up to investigate innovative financing mechanisms and shed light on the value of nature-based solutions at scale. The 12 partners, from local authorities, NGOs and businesses, have been deepening understanding of the challenges and opportunities surrounding greening our urban environments and engaging vital stakeholders to drive action. After three years of research, innovation and implementation, the project partners are ready to share the lessons learned in Greater Manchester and provide actionable recommendations for attendees, as well as the tools and resources to create change with confidence.