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The Altrincham Living Wall – Progressive, Science-led Green Infrastructure

Reducing the heat demand from existing commercial and public buildings and increasing engagement with our natural environment are just two Five Year Environment Plan priorities addressed by introducing nature based solutions such as living walls to buildings, inside and out. Living walls also provide essential climate adaptation measures, helping to keep the buildings warm and cool, increasing biodiversity, acoustic dampening and improved psychological wellbeing.

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More community projects receive Green Spaces Fund boost as Round 4 opens for applications

Learn more about the community-led projects that have received funding.

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Green Spaces Fund applications now open

The Greater Manchester Green Spaces Fund offers small grants to communities to improve and create local green spaces.

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The White Stork – An International Symbol of Peace?

James Walsh, aka @MancunianBirder, writes about his research on the White Stork and why he thinks it should be an international symbol of peace.

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Learning from the Living Lab – five key benefits

Exploring the impact of nature-based solutions at the University of Salford’s Living Lab.

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Learn Live: Improving our rivers, estuaries and coasts

The Environment Agency are hosting a ‘Learn Live’ session aimed at schools about improving our rivers, estuaries and coasts.

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Greenery by Manchester's waterways, credit: Alan Wright
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Delivering a Natural Capital Approach in Greater Manchester

Krista Patrick, Natural Capital Coordinator at GMCA, offers an overview of findings from Greater Manchester’s time as an Urban Pioneer City Region.

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Engaging communities on nature-based solutions: five lessons from the IGNITION project

With IGNITION coming to a close in the Spring, what have we learnt about the opportunities and challenges of communicating climate adaptation and nature-based solutions to a citizen audience? 

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Investing in Nature: Lessons from Greater Manchester

Three years of research, innovation and implementation, IGNITION GM will be sharing lessons learned at a one-day conference on 30 March 2022.

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River Tonge, Bolton lined with greenery
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Natural Course: The final fourth phase

The fourth and final phase of Natural Course, an EU LIFE Integrated project, is now underway running until the end of March 2024.

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Biodiversity Net Gain Explained

Nature and biodiversity are in decline across England. In Greater Manchester, initiatives across the public, private and third sectors are seeking to reverse this and deliver the wider environmental and socio-economic benefits that improving our natural environment can bring.

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IGNITION Hackathon

The IGNITION team are inviting university students, schools and youth groups to take part in a free-to-attend, in-person hackathon event to mark COP26.

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