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

Discovering Manchester’s wild side

Manchester is going wild – and setting the standard for cities all over the United Kingdom.

With its rivers, canals, parks and trees, Manchester is a magnet to all sorts of creatures which go unnoticed by many people living and working there. Urban nature lovers will no longer have to look exclusively to the countryside for their nature kicks, when they realise there is wonderful wildlife bounding all around them.

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.

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.

Delivering on the Natural Environment through the 5 Year Environment Plan

We face major environmental challenges that threaten the health and prosperity of our region. Greater Manchester is taking action with the 5-Year Environment Plan, to be launched at the Mayors Green Summit on 25th March.

The plan sets out our long-term environmental vision – to be carbon neutral by 2038 – and the urgent actions we all need to take in the next 5 years to help achieve this. It is the outcome 12-months consultation and collaboration with all parts of the Greater Manchester family and the Summit is an opportunity to galvanise this commitment and unify our actions.

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.

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