Our city’s shared plan to tackle climate change


The Nature of Manchester

Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 18:00 to 20:00

From creative writing, to the design and science research that is proving why green space is good for us, in a dynamic and informal setting you are invited to come and hear perspectives from those who are passionate about green and outdoor social space in our city centre.

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When will the Greater Manchester Pension Fund go zero carbon?

Friday, October 19, 2018 - 12:00 to 14:00

On Friday 19th October, the Greater Manchester Pension Fund will be holding its Annual General Meeting and Fossil Free Greater Manchester will be there to lobby them, with a dinosaur!


At the end of last year the GM Pension Fund acknowledged the material and financial risks of climate change and promised to move to a net zero carbon investment portfolio. This is good news, but they haven’t said WHEN they are going to do this, nor have they spelt out the details of their strategy for doing so.

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In Conversation: Plastics Action, Science and Industry Museum

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 13:30

Plastic is filling our world – and it’s something many of us want to change. In this special in conversation event, part of the BBC’s Plastics Watch initiative, Professor Mark Miodownik from University College London and BBC Radio 4’s Paddy O’Connell ask what we can do to reduce plastic pollution and clean up our planet?

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The contribution of trees and Green Infrastructure to creating resilient cities

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 08:30 to 15:30

This free, informative seminar will bring together planners, developers, landscape architects, GI professionals, housing associations and local authorities to look at how trees and other GI can contribute to creating resilient, sustainable cities for the future.


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