MCCA Launches consultation for the Manchester Climate Change Framework 2020-25 V2.0

Have your say on Framework V2.0

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 V2.0. 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 for Residents runs (13th September - 31st December 2021)

We are asking you, our residents, and communities, about the kinds of actions you are already taking to reduce your carbon emissions, and what support you need to do more. This information will help us understand the barriers you are facing that are stopping you reducing your carbon footprint, and to develop the actions that we all must do now. 

We know that we must all act now and prioritise actions to drastically reduce the city’s carbon emissions over the next few years – these actions will form the basis of the city’s new Climate Change Framework and Action Plan 2022-2025 (called Framework V2.0). 

We anticipate that this questionnaire will take no more than 20 minutes to complete. Please answer to the best of your knowledge but do not worry if you are unable to answer all of the questions. All the feedback that you provide will be of value as we are keen to learn about your successes and challenges.

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


Stage 1 for busineses ran (13th September – 11th October 2021)

From the 13th of September to the 11th of October 2021 we asked busniess to answer a few questions to gain a better understanding of the actions that 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 we received 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

The results from this survey will be used to guide the actions and priorities of an Action Plan for 2022-2025 to ensure that residents are supported and able to act on climate change. 

Stage 2 (tbc)

There will be an opportunity to respond to a further public consultation on the Manchester Climate Change Framework V2.0 in early 2022.