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Climate change adaptation in Greater Manchester - the opportunities, the threats

If Greater Manchester fails to adapt, unavoidable climate change could lead to a potential loss of £20 billion to the economy, according to the latest research.

Turning the plan into action - implementing the GM Climate Change Strategy

What value is a plan if it doesn't lead to action? Influenced by stakeholders, compilation of a GM project database and the consideration of priorities and programme targets, the GM Climate Change Strategy Implementation Plan puts in place attainable levels of activity and targets to ensure Greater Manchester tackle the opportunities and challenges presented by climate change for the period up to 2020.

Wealthier, healthier cities

A new report from CDP, AECOM & the C40 network of climate cities shows that tackling your city's greenhouse gas emissions has a payback in terms of health and the local economy, too.

A lightbulb moment? The evidence base informing the GM Climate Change Strategy

A selection of links and online areas that helped underpin the drafting of Greater Manchester's Climate Change Strategy in 2012.

CONNECTED - The Energy Plan for Greater Manchester

As the 21st century gets into its stride a new energy future is emerging. Climate change, volatile prices and the availability of fuel are pressing challenges right across the world. Looking to keep the lights on and the economy working, Greater Manchester Energy Group bring to you CONNECTED - our strategic plan in the face of this uncertain future.  Looking to 2020, the plan sets out the current situation, potential issues and proposed solutions for a more sustainable and secure energy future.

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Decarbonise the City

Greater Manchester aims to become a global leader in a new kind of economics.  The world’s definitive industrial city marks out a new, sustainable path for its future. Under the banner of 'Decarbonise the City' this series of case studies outlines how Greater Manchester Combined Authority plans to embrace a low carbon future, become more competitive and future-proofed.

Dolls House environmental impact report

The Library Theatre Company decided to measure the environmental impact of their show A Doll's House which took place at The Lowry in January and February 2011. They felt that, despite the complex work involved in doing this that it was a worth while exercise for two main reasons....

It's all about waste!

Offering the most potential for efficient and effective working on detailed waste planning matters, the Greater Manchester Joint Waste Development Plan  (JWDPD) was adopted by each of the ten AGMA Authorities in 2011.  The JWDPD sets out a spatial framework for waste developments within Greater Manchester up to 2027, helping to direct the provision of adequate waste management facilities to appropriate locations across the city region.  The JWDPD now forms part of the statutory Development Plan for each authority and will be used alongside district-specific planning documents for the purpos

The EcoCities Project

By 2050, Greater Manchester's annual mean temperature could have increased by as much as 3.6 degrees Celsius, with our winters 36% wetter and summers 36% drier. We need to begin building resilience to the impacts of climate change, ensuring the stability of our society, our financial economy and the natural economy that sustains our daily lives.

The Great Leap Forwards: the Northwest's sustainability revolution

From the archive: a 2003 report from Industrial Evolution magazine on the technologies, innovations and solutions driving the growth of the sustainability sector in the Northwest of England.

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