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Natural Environment and Adaptation

Natural Environment and Adaptation briefing papers used to inform discussions held at the Planning and Housing Commission and Environment Joint Commission Workshop, held in January 2012. The aim of the workshop was to explore shared interests for both Commissions and examine other, emerging issues within the Natural Environment White Paper to gain an understanding of how these issues fit with GMs strategic priorities, identifying next steps.

The Natural Environment briefing provides a summary of activity on the Greater Manchester natural environment agenda: establishing a Local Nature Partnership, long-standing work to plan GMs Green Infrastructure and moving towards delivery through the Green Infrastructure Action Plan.

The Adaptation briefing looks at the effects of average surface temperatures rising as explored through the EcoCities programme, focusing on the effects on business, residents and flooding.