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Greater Manchester's environmental successes laid out in new report

The report aims to provide local, national and international stakeholders interested in climate change with a simple overview of Greater Manchester’s targets, performance, priorities and projects.

With CO2 emissions of 15.3 million tonnes in 2013, Greater Manchester has now cut its emissions by 27% since 1990, against a targeted 48% reduction by 2020.

Exciting developments include:

- Delivery of a range of carbon reduction projects ranging from energy efficiency in buildings and public transport to demand side response trials
- The launch of a dedicated project development unit for low carbon infrastructure
- New international commitments including Compact of Mayors, Under2MOU and Mayor’s ADAPT 
- A new Green Growth Pledge scheme, where businesses and organisations can make a commitment to Greater Manchester’s low carbon future.

The report also provides useful links to online resources that provide more information about Greater Manchester’s performance, activities and contacts.

It helps to set the scene for a wide ranging consultation on Greater Manchester’s action plans for 2016-20, which will be launched later this month (October 2015).

“We’ve been working hard this year to establish the projects, partnerships and powers we need to drive Greater Manchester towards a low carbon economy," said Cllr Sue Derbyshire. "We have delivered energy efficiency projects in housing and public buildings, energy generation, low carbon transport and support for businesses to become more resource efficient.

"Having successfully established a low carbon project development unit, we are now working to deliver our identified project pipeline and are investigating how we can make Greater Manchester’s energy system fairer, greener and more affordable for businesses and communities.

"We are continually working to draw in EU funding to support our activities and we are also working, via the Comprehensive Spending Review and devolution negotiations, to influence Government policy and funding. 

"With a significant way to go in order to meet a 48% carbon reduction target, we will shortly be launching a consultation on our Implementation Plan, where we will seek your input, ideas and contribution to deliver a successful, low carbon economy that benefits everyone in Greater Manchester.”

You can read the report and discover more here.

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