Our city’s shared plan to tackle climate change

What's the Plan?


Science Based Targets

In November 2018, Manchester City Council adopted new science based climate change targets, on behalf of the city. The targets were based on work by the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research at the University of Manchester and Manchester Climate Change Agency. Further information is available here


Zero Carbon Framework 2020-2038

In February 2019, Manchester Climate Change Board and Agency published a Draft Framework to set out a proposed approach for the city to meet its targets. The Draft Framework was endorsed by Manchester City Council at the Executive Committee on 13th March.

Papers are available online here.

Click here to find out more about our Zero Carbon Framework 2020-2038.


Work is now underway to develop a final Framework and Action Plan 2020-2022 by March 2020, and to put in place the resources the city will need for implementation.