Platform. The everyday portal for sharing knowledge and intelligence on sustainability across Greater Manchester.

Local Area Energy Planning: Supporting clean growth and low carbon transition

In a project delivered for the Energy Technologies Institute, Energy Systems Catapult has designed a planning framework to help local government, energy networks and other key local stakeholders prepare for a low carbon future in a cost-efficient and strategic way.

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.

BBC's 'Talking to Children about Climate Change' Session

A busy lunchtime panel session on climate change held as part of the BBC’s Sustainability Season to inform and empower the next generation.

Prestigious award win for GM Smart Communities (NEDO)

A joint project between GMCA and Japan’s New Energy Development Organisation (NEDO) has won the national CIBSE Award for best collaborative project.

Thinking green and planting trees

Realising the value of trees, and getting more in the ground.

Greater Manchester granted 'Urban Pioneer City Region' status by Government

Greater Manchester is one of four UK areas chosen to pioneer new ways of working to better protect and enhance our natural environment.

A Greater, Greener Manchester: Have Your Say

Greater Manchester's Green Summit will set a new environmental vision for the city region, and accelerate our ambition to become ‘carbon neutral’ before 2050.

 

Let’s talk about community energy

There is a buzz at the moment about community and local energy but what is it and what does it mean to Greater Manchester?

Q&A: Councillor Alex Ganotis, Chair of the GM Low Carbon Hub

As part of an ongoing series of interviews with members of the Greater Manchester Low Carbon Hub Board, we recently sat down with Cllr Alex Ganotis, Leader of Stockport Council, Greater Manchester Green City Region lead and chair of the Low Carbon Hub, to find out more about his priorities for the hub, and his ambitions for a more sustainable Greater Manchester.

Flailing Trees, Gustav Metzger

Remember Nature

Phil Barton implores residents and vistitors of Greater Manchester to demonstrate their respect for the natural world, take action and, in the words of artist and activist Gustav Metzger, to 'Remember Nature.' 

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