Greater Manchester Low Carbon Hub. Delivering Greater Manchester's transition to a low-carbon economy

Kellogg's cycle turnstile

Businesses urged to join Greater Manchester sustainable travel revolution

Greater Manchester businesses are being urged to sign up for free sustainable travel support – including grants of up to £10,000 – to save money, increase productivity and help create a healthier workforce. 

Belmont Packaging

Packaging manufacturer makes raft of green changes

Wigan-based Belmont Packaging has implemented a host of energy-saving measures, ranging from small no-cost changes to long-term investments, with support from the Business Growth Hub

£4m technology hub for Manchester SMEs launched

A £4 million technology hub for Manchester companies to create the next generation of carbon-neutral hydrogen fuel cells is being launched at Manchester Metropolitan University.

The Manchester Fuel Cell Innovation Centre (MFCIC) will house the latest equipment for SMEs to develop hydrogen fuel cells to create green and emission-free energy, powering everything from our homes to our cars.

Scout Moor Wind Farm, Rochdale

A sustainability snapshot of Greater Manchester

From Cottonopolis to an envisioned, thriving sustainable city: Greater Manchester has always dared to pioneer new innovation and technology.   

Salford Quays

Climate change and low emissions pathway mapped out for Greater Manchester

In the month that the momentous Paris Agreement came into force, Greater Manchester has mapped out the region’s pathway to achieve its low carbon targets for 2020, with the publication of the GM Climate Change and Low Emission Implementation Plan.     

Marrakech skyline

COP 22 – The Marrakech Climate Change Conference of Action

At this year's World Climate Change Conference, COP22, the groundbraking Paris Agreement was ratified.

Cities for Change graphic

Greater Manchester fights climate change

On November 4th, the historic Paris Agreement will officially enter into force with more than 55 countries accounting for 55% of global emissions joining the Agreement.  Reaching this momentous milestone at such a rapid pace is remarkable, but even more remarkable is the work already happening on the ground in cities around the world to ensure a successful fight against climate change. 

Temporary defences being tested by Environment Agency staff

New kit tested as part of major flood response exercise

Environment Agency teams across England are training with new temporary flood barriers, pumps, vehicles, and drones as part of Exercise Certus, which reached its climax last week. Teams from the Greater Manchester, Merseyside and Cheshire office in Warrington are testing the local response, using real time data, practicing our winter readiness and using real-life scenarios to replicate how a flooding incident plays out.

Young engineers

Greater Manchester Work and Skills Strategy 2016-2019 Consultation

GMCA have a vision that, by 2035, the Greater Manchester city region will be one of the world’s leading regions, driving sustainable growth across a thriving North of England.  It will be ever more productive, innovative, creative, known for the excellent quality of life enjoyed by our residents who are able to contribute to and benefit from the prosperity that growth brings. 

Wilkinson Star

Equipment supplier looks to cut energy use

Salford-based engineering equipment supplier, Wilkinson Star, has taken measures to reduce its energy consumption with support from the Business Growth Hub

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