Our city’s shared plan to tackle climate change

Science Based Targets

On 14th November 2018 Manchester City Council adopted new science based targets based upon the four  "Playing Our Full Part" proposals developed by Manchester Climate Change Board and Agency.

The four proposals were:

  1. Manchester adopts new science based carbon reduction targets for Manchester based upon independent analysis and recommendations by the Tyndall Centre at the University of Manchester,
  2. Manchester commits to develop a Draft Action Plan by March 2019 and a final detailed Action Plan by March 2020, that sets out how the city will meet its targets,
  3. Manchester recognises that by taking urgent action to become a zero carbon city, starting in 2018, the city will achieve more benefits for its residents and business than previously planned,
  4. The city agrees to work with partners to ensure that Manchester accelerates its efforts to encourage all residents, businesses and other stakeholders to take action on climate change.  


The Playing Our Full Part proposal and associated documents are below. 


The Manchester Climate Change Agency and Board developed the the Draft Manchester Zero Carbon Framework 2020-38 to set out our proposed approach for Manchester to achieve its climate change targets. In February 2019 the Manchester Climate Change Board asked Manchester City Council to endorse the Draft Manchester Zero Carbon Framework 2020-38. The Draft Manchester Zero Carbon Framework 2020-38 and papers can be found here http://www.manchesterclimate.com/plan