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Greater Manchester becomes UK’s first WHO and UN Environment BreatheLife region

Greater Manchester has reaffirmed its commitment to tackling air pollution by becoming the UK’s first member of the World Health Organisation (WHO) and UN Environment-led ‘BreatheLife’ cities network – with a pledge to meeting strict WHO air quality targets.

Sweeping the ‘Chimney’: Cleaner Air for Greater Manchester

Tony Lloyd outlines the importance of developing a cleaner, more sustainable Greater Manchester and how the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework can help us achieve this.

What can natural capital do for our urban environments?

Understanding the multiple benefits and opportunities to be gained from natural solutions.

Greater Manchester's Garden City Suburbs

All great cities need to grow and Greater Manchester is a great city. Through a combination of urban infill and Garden City Extensions, the city has the opportunity to continue its recent growth spurt, thereby securing its position as a great European City.

Greater Manchester’s ‘Little Bill’ scheme scoops national energy efficiency award

Greater Manchester’s ‘Little Bill’ scheme scoops national energy efficiency award

Disability groups celebrate open access on cycle route

People with disabilities, parents cycling with children, tandem riders, and standard bicycle riders have overwhelmingly welcomed a trial opening of barriers along Sustrans’ Fallowfield Loop cycle route, one of Greater Manchester’s most popular traffic-free paths.

Kasia Molga’s ‘Human Sensor’ comes to Manchester

Manchester European City of Science 2016 and Invisible Dust announce groundbreaking art commission by media artist Kasia Molga.

#WeAreTheClimateGeneration

With the 21st International UN Climate Conference just weeks away, we explore the significance of #WeAreTheClimateGeneration.

Want a low carbon Northern Powerhouse? Have your say on GM's new climate plan

Greater Manchester sets out latest plans for reducing carbon emissions and opens a public consultation on climate change.

The Mustard Tree. Photo by Tony West.

Health inequalities and shared responsibilities

A new report examines health inequalities in deprived communities across Greater Manchester. 

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