Tuesday 9 November 2021 Escape to Freight Island, Mayfield Depot, 11 Baring St, Manchester, M1 2PZ Main programme 9.30-13.30 Smart talk sessions 13.30 -15.00 The North West has long been […]
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Helping to make Greater Manchester a world-leading Green City Region is our priority. Our environment underpins all aspects of our daily lives. We face urgent and significant challenges presented by a changing climate that require us all to take action now if we are to achieve our goal of carbon-neutrality by 2038.
Why Do We Need Green Walls?
We know that green walls look beautiful, but their performance goes way beyond aesthetics. If urban planners, businesses, and local authorities can capitalise on this opportunity to utilise the vast surface area walls take up in our urban areas we could transform how the built environment functions.Read
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.Read
Measuring Greater Manchester’s Green and Blue Spaces: Creating an Urban Green Infrastructure Baseline
Jeremy Carter, Senior Research Fellow at the University of Manchester, reveals how developing a new understanding of Greater Manchester’s existing green and blue space will support the delivery innovative climate change solutions.Read
Five councils across Manchester win funding for pioneering renewable energy project
Energy Systems Catapult and five local authorities in Greater Manchester have won funding for a pioneering clean energy project – that will develop 10 renewable schemes across the city – and create a blueprint that can be replicated in other regions across the UK aiming for Net Zero carbon emissions.Read
New University-led energy agency to turn Greater Manchester green
A new Energy Innovation Agency (EIA) to be established between three Greater Manchester universities, local government and industry has been announced today with the aim of kick-starting a decade of clean energy innovation to meet the region’s 2038 carbon neutral target.Read
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% 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.Read