A three-day virtual event looking at sustainability in Cumbria is being held between February 23 and 25.

Creating Cumbria’s Sustainable Future will focus on the United Nation Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Delegates will hear from a range of speakers and can take part in discussions on the challenges Cumbria and the wider region faces.

Jason Savage, at Britain’s Energy Coast Business Cluster (BECBC) said: “This work matters since change will happen, regardless.

“This event and ongoing conversations will allow us to influence decisions and work collectively to further the SDGs. Events like this already exist across the world ­— so let’s be part of the conversation”.

It is hoped that the event will allow young people in Cumbria to contribute to the conversation on what the region can do to meet its sustainable development goals.

There are 17 SDGs that range from energy to gender quality and women’s empowerment, sustainable consumption and production, oceans, and climate change.

Sustainability of business and the impact on the environment is becoming a key conversation for business leaders.

Environment Safety and Security Director at Sellafield Ltd, Mark Neate, said: “This event is absolutely what this region needs right now.

“It is about foresight, about thinking ahead and collaborating on our future both today and tomorrow.

“The UN Sustainable Development Goals are global, they matter and they must matter to Cumbria.

We must put the future of our environment at the top of our priorities, each and every one of us can and should be

part of it.”

The event is being run by the Sellafield Ltd Next Generation Executive, Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership (CLEP) Futures Forum, BECBC Shadow Board and the Centre for Leadership Performance.

Tickets for the event are free.

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