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Greater Manchester’s Natural Capital Annual Conference 2018

Over 70 delegates attended Greater Manchester’s Natural Capital Annual Conference to discuss the opportunities and benefits around connecting people with nature.

Campaign to Protect Rural England - Climate change lecture and listening event

The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) as Britain’s first environmental charity, has campaigned hard for rural protections, perhaps most notably in the creation of National Parks and Green Belts, which has given millions of people easy access to nature.

Greater Manchester: Fit for the Future?

Greater Manchester is doing well in its efforts to address and prepare for climate change.

Greater Manchester granted 'Urban Pioneer City Region' status by Government

Greater Manchester is one of four UK areas chosen to pioneer new ways of working to better protect and enhance our natural environment.

Image courtesy of City of Trees and the Forestry Commission

Why we’re creating a new Northern Forest

Today the Government has announced £5.7 million to kick start the planting of 50 million trees across the North. Here’s what’s led to this ambitious new plan by the Woodland Trust and Community Forests...

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.

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