Talk: Chester’s plan to be net zero by 2045

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Last event: Friday 4 November 2022 at 10.30am

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  • Garret Theatre

Part of: Storyhouse Climate

Chester 45 actions by 2045 

Good for Nothing Chester is a community group with over 400 members whose purpose is to use their individual talents to accelerate positive change across the city. Back in 2020 Cheshire West and Chester council commissioned GFN to create a community consultation to review the One City Plan. Fast forward to summer 2022 and alongside community leaders, council officers and elected members they have contributed to the development of a new framework. 

Chester is following in the footsteps of major cities across the globe including New York and Bristol who have embedded the United Nations Sustainable Development goals. 

GFN Co-Lead Uná Meehan will be joined by cabinet member Richard Beacham to discuss how the council have developed this new and forward-thinking plan that will support the goal of Net Zero by 2045 utilising The Chester Test. A decision wheel, that utilises the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, alongside the principles pioneered by Kate Raworth to place people and the planet at the heart of decision making. This is the decade for action if we are to secure Chester’s future economic, environmental and social success. 

Uná Meehan
Uná is deputy Director of partnerships at the University of Chester and works collaboratively to develop dynamic projects that enhance the student and alumni experience. Uná is the vice-chair of the curriculum advisory panel at Chester Zoo and advisory board member of Wild Rumpus. 

Outside of work, Uná co-leads Good for Nothing Chester and believes in putting people first, she is passionate about using innovative and creative methods that create the space for different voices to be heard and the seldom heard to be given a platform to participate in big decisions. Uná is a connector, communicator and constant collaborator to help #MakeChester. 

Richard Beacham
Richard is Cabinet Member for Inclusive Growth, Economy and Regeneration and councillor for Newton and Hoole. 

He works closely with city leaders and residents to try and make Chester an even better place to live. Richard sits on various development boards across the Borough and is a member of the Cheshire and Warrington Rural Strategy Board and is on the LEP Enterprise Zone Board. He has previously served as a trustee for Brio Leisure, Storyhouse and Chester Mystery Plays. 



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