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

Investing in our natural capital: Assessing the ecosystem services of the River Irwell catchment

GMCA is pioneering an integrated approach to water management in a heavily-urbanised environment.

Q&A: Professor Hisham Elkadi, GM Low Carbon Hub Board

As part of a new series, we’ll be interviewing members of the Greater Manchester Low Carbon Hub Board to find out more about their priorities for the hub, and their ambitions for a more sustainable Greater Manchester.

We recently sat down with board member Professor Hisham Elkadi, Dean of the School of the Built Environment at the University of Salford.

Volunteers and organisations come together for 24 hour wildlife survey

The recording of wildlife was led by Greater Manchester Ecology Unit and supported by the Natural Course project.

By understanding the ecology of the land The Woodland Trust can implement informed improvement measures for the benefit of wildlife in the area.

The aim of the day was to encourage staff, volunteers and members of the public to record as many species as possible over 24 hours. The evening before featured the nocturnal adventures of live moth trapping and a bat walk.

ECOSTAR Natural Talents: training and support initiative

An exciting training and support initiative for young professionals and students has been set up to improve entrepreneurship and innovation skills tailored to the marketing and economics of ecosystems and biodiversity.

Greater Manchester’s Natural Capital Annual Conference

Leading practitioners from across the country attended the Greater Manchester’s Natural Capital Annual Conference in Salford recently, to discuss how best to adopt a natural capital approach in urban environments.

Pennington Flash Wetlands

North West industrial heritage to be restored

An innovative project to restore nature in places where heavy industry ruled for more than a century has received a grant of almost £2million from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). 

What can Natural Capital do for our urban environment? - image

Join the #GMNaturalCapital conversation…

Next Wednesday Greater Manchester will be hosting the annual Natural Capital conference for the region. The conference has received lots of interest and support and is now a sell-out.  

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.   

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