Have Your Say - Take Our Survey
The climate is changing rapidly with effects being seen all over the UK and across the world.
People, now, more than ever want to take action to reduce their carbon footprint, and live in ways that are less carbon intensive, use less of our planets precious resources and want to support the target set by Manchester to be a zero-carbon city by 2038 or before – 12 years earlier than the national 2050 target. To achieve this citywide, emissions will need to reduce by 13 per cent every year until 2038. Supporting residents and communities to take action is a crucial part of achieving this ambition.
National polling* recently commissioned by Hubbub found more than half of people (52%) said they are very concerned about the impact that climate change will have on their life and their community and 55% would like to see more happening in their local community to tackle climate change.
The survey results also highlighted some of the barriers to taking action with just under a third of people (32%) admitting they are unclear what role they can play as an individual in addressing climate change. Over 1 in 3 (37%) agreed that whilst climate change is a huge issue, they’re not sure their actions make much difference and 43% agreed with the statement that being environmentally-conscious is expensive.
Thanks to a new funding programme that will initially focus on the areas of Hulme, Moss Side and Rusholme, Newton Heath and Miles Platting, Levenshulme, and the Northern Quarter, and that will launch in Spring 2021 we will support communities to develop projects designed to help residents save money, improve their health and wellbeing, strengthen community cohesion and resilience, make life easier and create more spaces for the community to enjoy.
As part of the development of this exciting programme we would like to hear your ideas out how Manchester residents can help to tackle climate change now! Please take our short survey!