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

Examples of nature-based solutions in action on high rise flats

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.

Small tortoiseshell butterfly by Charlotte Varela

Celebrating World Environment Day 2020

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

River Irwell

Natural Course is Making Waves in Water Quality

This World Environment Day, we’re celebrating Natural Course’s biggest success stories across the North West.

Diagram of green roof and benefits

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.

#WGRD #WGRD2020

One Planet City Challenge logo

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.

Grow Green Map

Nature in Cities – the First Emergency Service?

Sophie Shiel and Dave Barlow, Manchester City Council, explore our need for nature in the time of COVID-19 and beyond.

The return of the Manchester argus butterfly

An exciting reintroduction programme from Lancashire Wildlife Trust brings the Manchester argus butterfly back to its native home.

Peregrine Falcon

GM Birding City Region Project supporting #30DaysWild!

The Greater Manchester Birding City Region Project is delighted to be taking part in the Lancashire Wildlife Trust “30 Days Wild!” challenge again this year.

Close up Oak leaf

Groundbreaking ‘greenprint’ launched for Greater Manchester

All Our Trees is Greater Manchester’s tree and woodland strategy and quantifies the incredible value of the city region’s 11.3 million trees - demonstrating why we should protect them, and outlines where to plant more trees.

Cllr Andrew Western Green City Lead

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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