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The increasing risk of extreme weather and climate change: EcoCities report

Extreme weather and climate change risks pose an increasing threat to quality of life and economic competitiveness in cities across the world. The UK Climate Change Risk Assessment (Defra 2012) highlights the most significant climate change risks facing the UK over the coming century. Greater Manchester (GM) is no different.

Through this project, Jeremy Carter and Aleksandra Kazmierczak from the University of Manchester evidence and prioritise weather and climate change risks to the Greater Manchester Strategy (GMS). The project findings have the potential to strengthen GM’s adaptation response to the changing climate.

GMCCRA [PDF, 3.50Mb]