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

Ice Melt & Fires

Global Climate Change protests - Free lunch and learn event

Against the backdrop of melting glaciers and extensive fires in the Amazon, this Friday people in over 1,000 cities across the globe will be protesting for action on climate change. Manchester is taking part with events across the city.

Eamonn Boylan GMCA David Palmer Jones SUEZ

GMCA appoints SUEZ as new contractor for Greater Manchester’s waste and resources management services

GMCA appoints SUEZ as new contractor for Greater Manchester’s waste and resources management services, for management of 1.1 million tonnes of municipal waste arising from nearly 2.3 million residents across nine metropolitan districts of Greater Manchester.

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.

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.

Join the clean air conversation

Chance to share views on Greater Manchester’s proposals to tackle health threat of roadside air pollution

Greater Manchester leaders are calling on businesses and residents to help shape proposals to clean up dirty air at the roadside, the most serious environmental health issue facing the city-region.

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.

Young People 2038

Greater Manchester Green Summit 2019 - Five years in seven hours

In 2018 at the end of the first Greater Manchester Green Summit, Andy Burnham promised the 700+ audience that there would be a second Green Summit, this would launch the region’s pathway to become carbon-neutral.  This summit would be bigger, more focused and more inclusive, welcoming more people through the doors to be part of the big plan.

Local Area Energy Planning: Supporting clean growth and low carbon transition

In a project delivered for the Energy Technologies Institute, Energy Systems Catapult has designed a planning framework to help local government, energy networks and other key local stakeholders prepare for a low carbon future in a cost-efficient and strategic way.

Householder with air source heat pump

New technology home heating trails proving a success in GM

Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) is working with Japan’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organisation (NEDO) on one of the most significant heat pump trials in the UK for domestic homes. 

Irwell sunset over MediaCity

Greater Manchester tackling increased flood risk with climate science

A new online profile  on climate change adaptation in Greater Manchester gives an insight into how the city has been working to adapt to the new climate reality.

Salford City Mayor & Chair of Low Carbon Hub Paul Dennett and GM Mayor Tony Lloyd

Life-saving air quality and climate change plans published

Greater Manchester’s leaders have set out the radical, life-saving actions they will take to improve air quality, tackle emissions and reduce the region’s carbon footprint.

Cities for Change graphic

Greater Manchester fights climate change

On November 4th, the historic Paris Agreement will officially enter into force with more than 55 countries accounting for 55% of global emissions joining the Agreement.  Reaching this momentous milestone at such a rapid pace is remarkable, but even more remarkable is the work already happening on the ground in cities around the world to ensure a successful fight against climate change. 

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.

Young engineers

Greater Manchester Work and Skills Strategy 2016-2019 Consultation

GMCA have a vision that, by 2035, the Greater Manchester city region will be one of the world’s leading regions, driving sustainable growth across a thriving North of England.  It will be ever more productive, innovative, creative, known for the excellent quality of life enjoyed by our residents who are able to contribute to and benefit from the prosperity that growth brings. 

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). 

Stockport Town Hall by Flickr user Mikey

Stockport Sustainable Business Challenge winners announced

The winners of the Stockport Sustainable Business Challenge who will share a £50,000 funding pot have been announced by Stockport Economic Alliance.

Q&A: Julian Packer, Greater Manchester Combined Authority

Julian Packer, Low Carbon Investment Director for the GMCA Core Investment Team (CIT), talks to Tina Bugliosi about the role of the PDU and the impact of the ELENA funding.

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