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ECOSTAR Natural Talents: training and support initiative

An exciting training and support initiative for young professionals and students has been set up to improve entrepreneurship and innovation skills tailored to the marketing and economics of ecosystems and biodiversity.

The Complete Beginners Guide to ‘Forest Schools’

Over the last decade, the term ‘Forest School’ has likely popped up in a conversation you’ve been involved in. Whether you're vaguely aware of what Forest Schools are, or don't have a clue, this article will give you the full low-down on this engaging, outdoor, education ethos.

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.

Greater Manchester’s Natural Capital Annual Conference

Leading practitioners from across the country attended the Greater Manchester’s Natural Capital Annual Conference in Salford recently, to discuss how best to adopt a natural capital approach in urban environments.

Making good use of brownfield sites across Greater Manchester

Tony Lloyd outlines the need for additional housing across Greater Manchester and explores our options for sustainable development.

Greater Manchester Natural Capital Group: GMSF Consultation Event

As part of the GMSF, the Natural Capital Group has set up a consultation event for GM wide environmental bodies with a Green and Blue Infrastructure focus, to be held on Wednesday 30th November 2016.

What can natural capital do for our urban environments?

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

How does your garden grow?

Domestic gardens offer a remarkable depth and range of benefits, particularly in urban areas, and we want you to help us enhance and better understand the value of this important Green Infrastructure in Greater Manchester.  

Greater Manchester's Spatial Framework: Strengthening our Natural Capital

Protecting and enhancing Greater Manchester's natural assets with the new Spatial Framework

Critical City Infrastructure: Greater Manchester

Roger Milburn examines our dependency on the critically important physical infrastructure supporting our cities, towns and villages.

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