Beyond Paris: Carbon Co-op AGM 2016

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Beyond Paris: how can energy efficiency co-operatives contribute to achieving 2050 targets?
Carbon Co-op AGM 2016

– 6pm-8.30pm, Thursday 7th April 2016
– Bridge 5 Mill, 22 Beswick Street, Manchester M4 7HR

– Book here:

How can the efforts of Carbon Co-op and its members contribute to the challenging carbon reduction targets set out in the recent Paris summit? What role can community energy organisations play in pushing low carbon innovations in an uncompromising and unfriendly government policy environment?

Carbon Co-op's 2016 AGM features a panel discussion discussing these questions and more including presentations and Q&A from climate scientist and deputy director of Tyndall Centre, Professor Kevin Anderson, architect and retrofit expert Marianne Heaslip (URBED) and Carbon Co-op's membership development workers Aneaka Kellay (Carbon Co-op).

Booking is free, members and non-members welcome (only members can vote at the AGM).

Presentations start at 6:30pm sharp!

Kevin Anderson

6.00-6.30pm  Refreshments and networking

6.30-7.30pm  Beyond Paris: presentations + Q&A featuring Kevin Anderson, Marianne Heaslip and Aneaka Kellay

7.30-8.30pm  Carbon Co-opAnnual General Meeting 2016

8.45pm  Post-AGM drinks at Port Street Beer House (17 min walk from Bridge 5 Mill)


Get involved in Carbon Co-op – join the board!

Each year, we elect new board members at our AGM, could you contribute to the governance of our organisation? We can support you and help you gain new skills and expertise. Our board member nomination pack can be found here.

Or, attend our strategy day session on Saturday 9th April 2016:


Beyond Paris Background

  • Professor Kevin Anderson's thoughts post-Paris in an interview with Marc Hudson of Manchester Climate Monthly, here (and in subsequent videos parts 2 and 3, linked from that page).
  • Documentation and videos (1, 2) from Carbon Co-op's Community Green Deal deep retrofit project on which Marianne Heaslip was lead architect.

Carbon Co-op Annual General 2016 Agenda

  • Members present and apologies
  • Minutes of last meeting
  • Report on the year & Future Plans
  • Presentation of accounts 2014/2015
  • Election of accountants
  • Board Election


Venue information

Bridge 5 Mill

Bridge 5 Mill is Manchester’s first, (and only!) Centre for Sustainable Living. It is based in Ancoats and an easy walk, bike, drive or on public transport.

  • Tram – 5 mins from Piccidilly get off at Holt Town stop
  • Train – Nearest station is Piccidilly, 10-15 min walk
  • Bus – 216 bus from Piccidilly takes 10 mins
  • Walk/Bike – A 15 min walk/5 min cycle from Piccidilly Gardens.
  • Car Parking – There are car parks and on street parking near by.

Bridge 5 Mill Map

Find detailed travel information here:

The venue is fully wheelchair accessible.