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

L-R: Mike Hodgkinson, Francis Hesketh, Krista Patrick & Ashley Gorst

CIEEM Awards: Highly Commended Natural Course Project

The Natural Course, River Irwell Natural Capital Account and Ecosystem Service Opportunity Assessment project was highly commended by judges as part of the best practice innovation category at the CIEEM annual awards, held in London last week.

Are you ready My Wild City fox

Introducing Manchester's very first nature festival

Follow the buzz to #MFoN on Saturday 29 June 2019!

Manchester Garden at Chelsea RHS Show

Conversations About Resilience: The Manchester Garden

As the gardens at the Chelsea Flower Show are dismantled and the plants are carefully moved to their new homes, we can look back on a week of conversations about resilience.

Discovering Manchester’s wild side

Manchester is going wild – and setting the standard for cities all over the United Kingdom.

With its rivers, canals, parks and trees, Manchester is a magnet to all sorts of creatures which go unnoticed by many people living and working there. Urban nature lovers will no longer have to look exclusively to the countryside for their nature kicks, when they realise there is wonderful wildlife bounding all around them.

Light Box Living Lab

Groundbreaking IGNITION project gets underway in GM

Partners across the city-region have signed a multi-million pound European contract for a project which looks to develop innovative ways of financing natural solutions to deliver resilience to increasingly extreme climate hazards.

Plastic fishing boat

Plastic Fishing Tour

On Friday 26th April 2019 environmental campaigning charity Hubbub launched its UK-wide plastic fishing tour at The Quays in Salford.

Mayor addressing Innovation Zone

Five Year Plan - Playing your part

The Green Summit saw the launch of the 5 Year Environment Plan for Greater Manchester – an ambitious plan setting the action needed to make sure that we make fair contribution to tackling climate change and that we protect and enhance our city region’s natural environment.

Young People 2038

Greater Manchester Green Summit 2019 - Five years in seven hours

In 2018 at the end of the first Greater Manchester Green Summit, Andy Burnham promised the 700+ audience that there would be a second Green Summit, this would launch the region’s pathway to become carbon-neutral.  This summit would be bigger, more focused and more inclusive, welcoming more people through the doors to be part of the big plan.

Investing in natural environment is good for our economy as well as our health says new report

  • Greater Manchester is developing an innovative Natural Capital Investment Plan – first of its kind for a UK city region
  • Securing the long-term future of our environment delivers social and financial returns
  • Plan is a result of last year’s Green Summit and key component of forthcoming five-year environmental plan for Greater Manchester
Mayor of Greater Manchester Green Summit

Mayor of Greater Manchester to announce date for a zero-carbon GM

The Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, has today announced the date for a landmark Green Summit next year.  

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