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

Why Do We Need Green Walls?

We know that green walls look beautiful, but their performance goes way beyond aesthetics. If urban planners, businesses, and local authorities can capitalise on this opportunity to utilise the vast surface area walls take up in our urban areas we could transform how the built environment functions.

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Greater Manchester Green Summit 2020: The Highlights

Last week we saw the Greater Manchester Green Summit 2020 which took place over four days. This year for the first time ever all our content, including presentations, talking heads, in-depth interviews and live Q&As were online where people could tune in from their homes.

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Why Do We Need Urban Green Space?

During the coronavirus lockdown, the extent to which we all truly need green spaces to live happy and healthy lives was brought into stark clarity. As around 85%[1] of the UK population live in an urban area, the importance of understanding the benefits these urban green spaces bring is critical to making smart choices about how we invest in, build and maintain them.

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Green Summit 2020 to Set Agenda for Tackling Climate Emergency

Greater Manchester will set out the next steps to achieving net-zero carbon at the Green Summit 2020, taking place online from 21-24 September.

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Getting the Green Light – How Do Nature-Based Solutions Perform?

The IGNITION project has collated over 1000 evidence items on the performance of nature-based solutions into a database that is now available to use, alongside supporting documents and a 'how to' webinar.

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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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Bringing everyone with you: In Conversation with Clean Air Ltd

Will Perrott, MD of Bolton manufacturer Clean Air Ltd, explains how his idea for an in-house ‘environmental committee’ has sparked a company-wide movement to become carbon neutral.

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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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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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