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

Manchester skyline by Nick Rodd

IGNITION: How Do People Feel About Greenspace?

Is Greater Manchester in love with its local nature-based solutions? The IGNITION project asked GM’s citizens what they really feel about our local landscape.

 

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CLIMATE AMBITION SUMMIT - Saturday 12th December

Saturday 12 December 2020, 14:00 GMT / 09:00 ET

https://www.climateambitionsummit2020.org/

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Events workers retraining for retrofit in Greater Manchester

An innovative new project established by a theatre technician in Manchester is helping struggling events workers to tackle the climate crisis by retraining in energy efficient home retrofit.

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University of Salford Welcomes IGNITION Living Lab

The IGNITION project's innovative Living Lab has unveiled its first phase over at the University of Salford.

An Update from the IGNITION Living Lab

The University of Salford is proud to announce that Phase 1 of the IGNITION project Living Lab has started construction.

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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.

IGNITION - SuDS Street Trees

Why Do We Need Street Trees?

The IGNITION project has begun to review the evidence that shows the well-known and some lesser known benefits of trees on our streets.

Collection of IGNITION SuDS diagrams

Why Do We Need Sustainable Drainage Systems?

A damaging combination of urban development and increasing rainfall means we can no longer expect the urban environment to channel all rainfall into our drainage systems and eventually our waterways. This can lead to major flooding events. As we begin to harness nature to soak up rainfall and ease this pressure, we need to also recognise how sustainable drainage systems are the way forward for society, people and wildlife. The IGNITION project has made the evidence available to begin this conversation.

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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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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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