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IGNITION - SuDS Street Trees

Why Do We Need Street Trees?

The IGNITION project has begun to review the evidence that shows the well-known and some lesser known benefits of trees on our streets.

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.

Small tortoiseshell butterfly by Charlotte Varela

Celebrating World Environment Day 2020

This World Environment Day, we’re celebrating Greater Manchester’s work towards the Five-Year Environment Plan.

Car-free in the twenty minute city

A vision for a car-free city centre has been outlined by a group of residents, activists and experts after two workshop sessions in central Manchester. The text below is the collaborative vision they've set out for a 'twenty minute city'.

Photo by Livia Lazar

Tackle planning law as part of climate crisis

We know that environmental problems amongst voters’ biggest concerns for the 2019 General Election, but what are the practical steps a government needs to take to tackle a climate emergency? And how does that fit with work on the ground in Greater Manchester?

That Counts! campaign in Greater Manchester

That Counts! in Greater Manchester

On Monday 9th September, That Counts! – a new campaign aiming to inspire thousands of people from across Greater Manchester to lead a more active life – went live across the city region.

Can e-bikes help the environment?

89.5 million tonnes of CO2 are produced by road travel per year, whereas e-bikes produce none. With data from the Department for Transport, a new infographic shows how thousands of kilograms of CO2 emissions can be saved by switching your daily commute from a car or public transport to an e-bike.

View of Greater Manchester from Romiley

Mission Based Approach to delivering the Five Year Environment Plan for GM

One of Greater Manchester’s unique assets, one that differentiates us from other City Region’s, is the strength, depth and longevity of our partnerships. 

Green Summit heralds bold green future for Greater Manchester

Greater Manchester has set out its ambitions to become one of the leading green city-regions in the UK and Europe, at its inaugural Green Summit held today (Wednesday 21 March).

Investing in a greener Greater Manchester

As part of the Mayor's upcoming Green Summit, a recently held 'listening event' for the business community found that Greater Manchester has the potential to be the UK’s leading green city region. 

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