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Bess and Bailey Sculptures

Bess and Bailey: the story behind the horse and fox on Rochdale Canal

The story started quite a while ago when I met Dave Barlow, who is the senior policy officer for green infrastructure & biodiversity in the city policy team of Manchester City Council. 

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.

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.

Greater Manchester Produces First City Region-Wide Ecosystem Services Opportunity Mapping Tool

The first city region-wide Ecosystem Services Opportunity Mapping Tool was launched as part of the Mayors Green Summit in March and provides a valuable resource for funders, policy-makers, project developers, partnerships and infrastructure planners to inform and support their decisions on the protection of the natural environment and investment projects.

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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