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

Irwell sunset over MediaCity

Greater Manchester tackling increased flood risk with climate science

A new online profile  on climate change adaptation in Greater Manchester gives an insight into how the city has been working to adapt to the new climate reality.

Volunteers at winter wetland bird survey

River Irwell Winter Wetland Bird Blitz

Volunteers from across Greater Manchester took part in training for the first ever River Irwell Winter Wetland Bird Blitz during the weekend of 17th & 18th December 2016. The volunteers are now able to participate in a one-day survey which takes place during January 2017. 

Medlock Street, street trees

GM Natural Capital Group Annual Conference 2017

On Wednesday 1 February 2017, Greater Manchester's Natural Capital Group is hosting their annual conference to discuss the multiple benefits and opportunities that natural solutions can bring.

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.

Greater Manchester Natural Capital Group: GMSF Consultation Event

As part of the GMSF, the Natural Capital Group has set up a consultation event for GM wide environmental bodies with a Green and Blue Infrastructure focus, to be held on Wednesday 30th November 2016.

What can natural capital do for our urban environments?

Understanding the multiple benefits and opportunities to be gained from natural solutions.

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.

A plan for greener growth in Greater Manchester

Protecting our environmental assets and planning for good, green infrastructure across Greater Manchester with the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework.

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