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

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.

Plastic fishing boat

Plastic Fishing Tour

On Friday 26th April 2019 environmental campaigning charity Hubbub launched its UK-wide plastic fishing tour at The Quays in Salford.

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.

Investing in natural environment is good for our economy as well as our health says new report

  • Greater Manchester is developing an innovative Natural Capital Investment Plan – first of its kind for a UK city region
  • Securing the long-term future of our environment delivers social and financial returns
  • Plan is a result of last year’s Green Summit and key component of forthcoming five-year environmental plan for Greater Manchester
Mayor of Greater Manchester Green Summit

Mayor of Greater Manchester to announce date for a zero-carbon GM

The Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, has today announced the date for a landmark Green Summit next year.  

River Irk Middleton

Bringing the River Irk to Life

The Environment Agency has initiated the development of a wide-ranging vision for the River Irk which flows through north Manchester, Oldham and Rochdale.

Natural Capital Annual Conference 2018

Greater Manchester Natural Capital Group Annual Conference - Investing to Green Greater Manchester

With the first Natural Capital Investment Plan being developed for Greater Manchester, the GM Natural Capital Group will be hosting their annual conference exploring how they can promote investment in opportunities that protect and enhance Greater Manchester’s natural capital to support a healthy population and economy.

Andy Burnham, 4th L, with VIPs on Little Woolden Moss

Mayor keen on wetland plan for wildlife

The Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham would like to see green swathes of Salford joining up with the Greenheart of Wigan to create a huge natural network for wildlife and people.

Woodbank Community Food Hub

Food Hub with focus on Community, Good Health & Sustainable Food receives 5 years funding grant

On a beautiful, sunny, Autumnal Saturday morning, over 200 local residents, local councillors, senior council officers and funders came together to celebrate the launch of Stockport's Community Food Hub.

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