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

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.

David Ives, Transport for Greater Manchester Fleet Manager, (centre) receives the Local Authority and Public Sector Air Quality Initiative of the Year award from Steve Eminton, Editor of AirQualityNews.com, and Donna Lyndsay, Commercial Director, EarthSense.

Transport leaders celebrate clean air award

Transport leaders in Greater Manchester are celebrating after winning a prestigious award for improving air quality in the region.

Sarah Riley, Great Places Housing Group

eBike scheme powers up cycling for Greater Manchester commuters

Electric bikes are being loaned to Greater Manchester businesses for free in a bid to get commuters switched on to cycling and plugged into a more environmentally friendly future.

Broad Oak Primary School children with Strider, Living Streets’ giant foot mascot

Walking Schools WOWs pupils back for the new term

This new school year, Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) is once again teaming up with Living Streets, the UK charity behind the national ‘Walk to School’ campaign, to encourage pupils of all ages to make more journeys to and from school on foot.

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.

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.

Greater Manchester Transport Strategy 2040

The future of transport in Greater Manchester starts now

People across the city region and beyond can have their say on the future of Greater Manchester’s transport as a 12-week consultation on a draft, long-term strategy launches.

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.

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