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Green Summit 2020

Green Summit 2020 to Set Agenda for Tackling Climate Emergency

Greater Manchester will set out the next steps to achieving net-zero carbon at the Green Summit 2020, taking place online from 21-24 September.

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Getting the Green Light – How Do Nature-Based Solutions Perform?

The IGNITION project has collated over 1000 evidence items on the performance of nature-based solutions into a database that is now available to use, alongside supporting documents and a 'how to' webinar.

Examples of nature-based solutions in action on high rise flats

Greater Manchester to Gain Investor Confidence in Nature-Based Solutions

The IGNITION project aims to bring nature-based solutions into the mainstream across our city-region.

Diagram of green roof and benefits

Why Do We Need Green Roofs?

World Green Roof Day (6th June) is a celebration of green roofs all over the world and the benefits they bring to people and nature. But what can green roofs do for us? The IGNITION project has made the evidence available to begin this conversation.

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How are businesses in the UK driving climate resilience?

Business in the Community’s Sam Hartley reflects on the role of business in climate resilience and nature-based solutions in our latest IGNITION blog.

Speakers at the Natural Capital Group conference

Inspiring Conference Urges Greater Manchester to Work Together for the Environment

The Natural Capital Group Conference 2020 launched a campaign for Greater Manchester’s environment.

The Top 10 Projects Greening Greater Manchester

Take a look at the best projects helping Greater Manchester adapt to climate change right now.

Living wall in Manchester City Centre

The IGNITION Project: How We’re Getting People Switched On to Climate Change

The Royal Horticultural Society has been engaging the public about climate change and the ways we can fight against it. Rosie from the RHS shows us how the IGNITION project is battling the effects of climate change.

David Attenborough at Landscape Institute Awards

Landscape Institute Awards Celebrates Natural Course

This year’s Landscape Institute award ceremony was a ground-breaking afternoon for Natural Course.

 

Natural Course was the proud winner of the Transforming through Management and Science award, with particular focus on the project’s innovative new mapping tool.

 

Greater Manchester gets 'A' rating on climate

GREATER Manchester has been ranked as one of the top global regions taking action on climate change by an international charity that measures environmental impact

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