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

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.

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). 

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