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Breakfast Walk & Talk: Climate change, nature and health

13 Jun 2024
Manchester Central Entrance forecourt

Welcome to the Breakfast Walk & Talk event. Join Natural England and NHS Greater Manchester for an active walk and talk, including the opportunity to visit the National Trust's Castlefield Viaduct urban sky garden. This event is a perfect way to start your day, and discuss the intersection between nature, health, and climate change with likeminded individuals.

NHS Net Zero commitments are clear, and substantial work is taking place across the country to reduce our carbon footprint. But are we doing enough to understand the links between climate change and its impact on health outcomes? Climate change affects health outcomes in many ways and exacerbates existing health inequalities. England is one of the most nature-depleted countries in the world, and this is impacting the air we breathe as well as the ecosystem processes that regulate the climate. On this walk, we will see urban greening initiatives and discuss the health benefits they provide as well as explore key environmental sustainability challenges for the NHS.

Breakfast refreshments are provided on arrival at the Viaduct.

This session is supported by Natural England and NHS Greater Manchester.

This event is capped at 50 attendees. The walking route has been assessed to be inclusive of mixed physical abilities and access needs.

Please meet at the entrance of Manchester Central.

Leading the walk:
Dave Bell, Principal Advisor for Health, Wellbeing and the Environment, Natural England
Claire Igoe, Group Associate Director for Sustainability, Greater Manchester NHS/ICB