Manchester was at the heart of the Industrial Revolution which boosted fossil-fuel use, so it is only fitting that the city should take up the challenge of spearheading efforts to address climate change.
Manchester International Festival and The Guardian invited scientists, engineers, campaigners and members of the public to submit their climate-saving ideas during May 2009. A shortlist of 20 of the most promising applicants have been invited to present their ideas, which involve everything from algae to cloud seeding to hydrogen fuel.
Over the weekend of 4 and 5 July at Manchester Town Hall, each will give a 10-15 minute presentation to a panel of experts in front of a live audience, before responding to questions. The results will form the basis of The Manchester Report
The Manchester Report’s panel of experts has now been finalised. Read it here.
Commissioned and produced by Manchester International Festival and The Guardian.