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Greater Manchester: Fit for the Future?

In reports assessing performance across the UK, Greater Manchester scores well - coming top or nearly top for most of the categories assessed.

Greater Manchester's Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) ranked first in the overall league table reflecting LEP commitments to all of climate adaptation, mitigation and the low carbon economy.

The ‘Fit for the Future’ reports represent the first national review of all combined authorities and core cities, and the second national review of all 38 LEPs’ commitments to tackling climate change and embracing the low carbon economy.

The reports are aimed at those working for or with Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs), combined authorities and core cities at the local and national level to integrate climate adaptation, mitigation and the low carbon economy into the economic strategies and the billion pounds worth of investments over the next five years.

GMCA is the highest performer, not just on overall sustainability, but also on the low carbon aspects with strong commitments across areas such as fuel poverty, carbon emissions, low carbon business support, renewables and low carbon transport. 

Other strong performers include the West Midlands CA, Liverpool City Region CA and West Yorkshire CA.

The reports were undertaken and collated by Sustainability West Midlands, a not-for-profit company that works with members in the business, public and voluntary sectors.

Do you agree that Greater Manchester is Fit for the Future? What do you think we could be doing better? Let us know via our #GMGreenCity survey here and help us shape our city region's future.

Main image 'Manchester Town Hall' by Flickr user Keith.

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