MCCA Launches consultation for the Manchester Climate Change Framework 2020-25 V2

Have your say on Framework V2

The Manchester Climate Change Framework 2020-25 is the city's high-level strategy for tackling climate change. It sets out how Manchester will 'play its full part in limiting the impacts of climate change', a commitment in the Our Manchester Strategy 2016-25. It was formally adopted by Manchester City Council, on behalf of the city as a whole, in 25th March 2020.

Since then, the world has changed immeasurably. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought chaos, hardship and grief to communities and businesses around the world, including our own. However, it has also created one other important outcome: the opportunity to reimagine the world we live in; the opportunity for citizens’ quality of life, health and wellbeing to become the overriding aim of politicians, business and community leaders; the opportunity to fundamentally reshape the global economy so it acts in the interests of people and the planet, and; the opportunity to ensure we can get on track to meet the aim to limit global temperature rise to 1.5-2oC as set out in the Paris Climate Change Agreement.

To provide further support to Manchester residents, businesses and other organisations to take action, Manchester Climate Change Partnership and Agency in partnership with Manchester City Council are developing Manchester Climate Change Framework V2. The refresh of the original Framework will include a plan to map out the actions and contributions needed from different groups and sectors in Manchester to meet the targets set for 2025.

We need your help to keep Manchester’s residents and businesses at the heart of our future plans.

We are running a consultation in 2 stages to inform the refresh of the Framework.

Stage 1 (runs 13th September – 11th October 2021)

Right now we are asking residents and business to answer a few questions (link below). These surveys have been designed to gain a better understanding of the actions that residents and businesses are already taking to reduce their emissions and become more resilient to climate change as well as the barriers that they face in taking further action. The feedback will inform the work to develop the revised Framework which will provide greater detail on the targets and actions required in relation to the following six thematic areas:

  • Our Homes and energy 

  • Transport

  • Food

  • The things we buy and throw away

  • Green spaces and nature (also called Nature Based Solutions and Green Infrastructure) 

  • Engaging and empowering others

We want to be able to use the information that you provide to develop a plan that provides residents and businesses with the additional support that they will need and ensure you feel supported and empowered to act.

We would appreciate if you could take the time to complete our survey, we anticipate the survey will take 15-20 minutes to complete.






If you wish to provide any further details or discuss your response, please feel free to email

The deadline for submission is 5 pm on Monday 11th of October 2021


Stage 2 (tbc)

The results from this survey will be used to guide the actions and priorities of an Action Plan for 2021-2025 to ensure that residents are supported and able to act on climate change. 

There will be an opportunity to respond to a further public consultation on the output of this work and Implementation Plan for Framework 2 in October.