Five years into the Paris Agreement—and in the lead-up to the 2021 UN climate negotiations in Glasgow—UK cities are taking bold climate action. Cities worldwide have much to learn from their UK peers’ successes and challenges, according to a new report released Thursday by the 1000 CITIES Initiative, which aims to mobilise 1,000 cities to respond to the climate crisis.
Manchester pledges its commitment in the Race to Zero by 2038.
Leader of Manchester City Council, Sir Richard Leese, has signed a cities pledge that outlines the actions Manchester will take to meet its environmental targets in its Race to Zero.
On behalf of the city of Manchester, the pledge is a public endorsement of a set of principles set out in the Race to Zero – a campaign to mobilise support for cities and businesses to make the transition to net zero by 2050 in line with the Paris Agreement.
The funds from Hubbub and a development grant from The National Lottery Community Fund, the largest funder of community activity in the UK, will see the project aim boost environmental engagement and shape the direction of climate action in five Manchester neighbourhoods, as the community-focussed element of a wider programme of multi-level climate action across the city.
The International Award – Mexico City – Culture 21 was created by the United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) to recognise leading cities that have distinguished themselves through their contributions to culture as a dimension of sustainable development.
In this fourth edition, the award received 81 submissions from regions all over the world, which were analysed by an expert jury panel between March and May 2020. The panel looked for solid interest in issues that connect cities, identity, the future, culture and sustainability.
Entitled “Community Climate Resilience through Folk Pageantry “ this pioneering project will offers a creative and imaginative arts research project focusing on community knowledge and experiences to explore climate and environmental action. The project is a North Manchester-focused case study responding directly to its climate action policies and community contexts.
Leaders of Manchester-based charities have shared their experiences of the Covid-19 crisis and their thoughts for the future in a new report produced by Macc, Manchester’s local voluntary and community sector support organisation.