Greater Manchester Green City Region. Creating a greener, greater city region differently

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Greater Manchester Goes Green - Green Summit 2020: doing things differently this year

We are delighted to announce that for a third consecutive year, GMCA will be hosting Green Summit 2020 – “Greater Manchester Goes Green”. 

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Groundwork: Greening the Way to the Future

Michaela Howell, Head of Communities at Groundwork Greater Manchester, shares how Groundwork has been working with the IGNITION project to bring about a greener future.

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Greater Manchester to Gain Investor Confidence in Nature-Based Solutions

The IGNITION project aims to bring nature-based solutions into the mainstream across our city-region.

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Towns and cities to work together on home retrofit as calls for green recovery mount

The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has today marked a major new phase of Accelerator Cities, a project which brings together some of the most ambitious local and combined authorities and other expert stakeholders to drive action to upgrade our draughty, energy-hungry housing stock.

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Celebrating World Environment Day 2020

This World Environment Day, we’re celebrating Greater Manchester’s work towards the Five-Year Environment Plan.

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Why Do We Need Green Roofs?

World Green Roof Day (6th June) is a celebration of green roofs all over the world and the benefits they bring to people and nature. But what can green roofs do for us? The IGNITION project has made the evidence available to begin this conversation.

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WWF One Planet City Challenge 2019-2020

Earlier this year, we were pleased to find out that Greater Manchester was one of the three UK cities/councils to have progressed to the international finalist stage of WWF’s One Planet City Challenge Competition for 2019-2020.

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Update from Councillor Andrew Western – Green City Portfolio Lead

In the current COVID crisis, our attentions are rightly focused on supporting vulnerable citizens, key workers and local businesses through the pandemic. In the longer term, other global challenges, such as climate change, will still need to be faced.

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How are businesses in the UK driving climate resilience?

Business in the Community’s Sam Hartley reflects on the role of business in climate resilience and nature-based solutions in our latest IGNITION blog.

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Greater Manchester Can Seize the Opportunity of Green Infrastructure

UKGBC’s Robert Winch reflects on the evidence base for green infrastructure, the challenges to its creation and opportunities available to accelerate this.

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