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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.

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Manchester raises the bar with new carbon target

Manchester City Council has today announced its plan to bring forward its ambition to become a zero carbon city by twelve years, with a revised target of 2038.

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Major brands pledge to make Greater Manchester's green city vision a reality

Some of the largest companies in Greater Manchester have pledged to ramp up their environmental commitments following discussions with mayor Andy Burnham.

Survey reveals the growth of the Green Technologies Industries in Greater Manchester

A new survey commissioned by GC Business Growth Hub reveals the increasing value of the green technologies and services sector to the North West’s wider economic growth.

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Energised & engaged: Community Energy Conference 2018

This year’s Community Energy Conference on 23rd June kicked off the largest Community Energy Fortnight to date, with over 150 events taking place across the country celebrating communities who are actively engaging with the energy system.

Greater Manchester Green Summit: Day Summary

Greater Manchester’s ground-breaking Green Summit brought industry and community leaders together to debate and discuss sustainability issues affecting the region, generating bold and ambitious pledges and a powerful sense of optimism regarding the future of our environment.

Greater Manchester Businesses can learn how to drive Sustainable Growth

Joint GC Business Growth Hub/TfGM event series aims to help SMEs tendering for public sector contracts.

Green Summit heralds bold green future for Greater Manchester

Greater Manchester has set out its ambitions to become one of the leading green city-regions in the UK and Europe, at its inaugural Green Summit held today (Wednesday 21 March).

Investing in a greener Greater Manchester

As part of the Mayor's upcoming Green Summit, a recently held 'listening event' for the business community found that Greater Manchester has the potential to be the UK’s leading green city region. 

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