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

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.

Natural Course: an integrated approach to water management in Greater Manchester and beyond

Natural Course is a ground-breaking collaborative water management project between the GMCA, the Environment Agency, Natural England, United Utilities and the Rivers Trust.

Greater Manchester’s ‘Little Bill’ scheme scoops national energy efficiency award

Greater Manchester’s ‘Little Bill’ scheme scoops national energy efficiency award

City Mayor Paul Dennett

New Chair for Greater Manchester Low Carbon Hub Board

GM Low Carbon Hub is pleased to announce Salford City Mayor, Paul Dennett, as its new Chair.

Keith Ashcroft – Environment Agency Area Manager Herve Martin – Head of EU Nature and Environment Life Unit Mark Atherton, GM Director of Environment Tony Lloyd, GM Mayor Rory Stewart – Defra Minister Cllr Derek Antrobus – Chair of Regional Flood and Coastal Committee

Greater Manchester Hosts International Water Quality Conference

Greater Manchester Mayor, Tony Lloyd, welcomed Floods Minister Rory Stewart to the region for the opening of an international conference on water quality (24 May 2016). 

Clean Cities Agenda and the GM business context

The pro-manchester Green Economy group and Transport and Infrastructure Group have organised an expert panel to discuss what a Green Cities agenda actually means for Manchester and the wider local economy.

Bedford Fields, Worsley

Sustainable guided busway continues to bring lasting benefits

Passengers on the North West’s first guided busway will be making their journey through a transformed landscape – and 25,000 newly planted trees.

Storm Eva Infographic

Environment Agency marks 100 days of flood recovery in Lancashire & Greater Manchester

Monday 4th April marked 100 days since the Boxing Day Floods which affected a number of communities across Lancashire and Greater Manchester. Storms and heavy rain throughout December led to it becoming the wettest month on record, with 14 rivers across the north recording their highest ever flows. 

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