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

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.

Greater Manchester Produces First City Region-Wide Ecosystem Services Opportunity Mapping Tool

The first city region-wide Ecosystem Services Opportunity Mapping Tool was launched as part of the Mayors Green Summit in March and provides a valuable resource for funders, policy-makers, project developers, partnerships and infrastructure planners to inform and support their decisions on the protection of the natural environment and investment projects.

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.

Castlefield basin

Greater Manchester to produce first city wide biodiversity net gain guidance

The Greater Manchester Combined Authority and natural England has commissioned professional services and environmental consultants WSP to produce Guidance on Biodiversity Net Gain – the first city-wide study to take place in the UK. 

Natural Capital Group Conference

Developing Greater Manchester’s First Natural Capital Investment Plan

On 16 January, 2018, the Greater Manchester Low Carbon Hub’s Natural Capital Group (NCG) hosted their annual conference at the Manchester Museum.

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