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Our Impact Report: How we are playing our full part in tackling climate change

The Manchester Climate Change Partnership and Agency’s latest Impact Report demonstrates how we are working together to help Manchester tackle the climate crisis.

The 2022 Update to the Manchester Climate Change Framework was an urgent call to action for everyone in Manchester to play their full part in tackling the climate crisis and help the city meet its ambition of reaching zero carbon by 2038.

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  • Manchester is one of 122 cities to receive top score on climate action from environmental impact non-profit, CDP
  • A List cities build climate momentum, taking three times as many climate mitigation and adaptation measures as non-A Listers 
  • Only 12% of cities that were scored in 2022 received an A score

Manchester has been recognized by CDP as one of 122 cities across the globe that is taking bold leadership on environmental action and transparency, despite the pressures of a challenging global economic situation.

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Manchester’s Climate Change Framework update: What it means and how you can join us

Manchester’s updated Climate Change Framework 2020-25 has been published today (Thursday 6 October) - and people, businesses and organisations in the city are being urged to get on board.


Where we are and where we need to get to

Manchester is currently not on track to stay within its carbon budget. We have not been reducing our direct emissions quickly enough and are at risk of missing the city’s first milestone – to halve its direct carbon emissions by 2025

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In Our Nature receives £2.5m National Lottery funding

Manchester communities are set to pioneer new approaches to tackle the climate emergency, as the In Our Nature initiative has been awarded £2.5m in funding from The National Lottery Community Fund, the largest funder of community activity in the UK. The funding will help residents deliver over 50 community-led projects to reduce carbon emissions and introduce urban greening and nature-based solutions.

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April Climate Change Policy Review

The latest policy review from our Policy and Strategy Lead, Sean Morris.

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March Climate Change Policy Review

The latest policy review covering March 2022 from our Policy and Strategy Lead, Sean Morris. 

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February Climate Change Policy Review

The latest policy review from our Policy and Strategy Lead, Sean Morris. 



Latest IPCC report provides bleakest assessment to date

IPCC Headline Statement report, 28th February

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Mandate produced from Manchester’s first ever Community Assembly on Climate Change

Manchester’s first ever Community Assembly on climate change enables people from across the city to play a key role in shaping our response to the climate emergency! 

Residents from all over Manchester took part in the city's first ever Community Assembly on climate change. This was a unique opportunity for participants to play a key role in shaping the future of our city. It is only with our residents’ ideas, thoughts and input we can create a city that's greener, healthier and more connected.

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Climate Manifesto launched by Manchester’s young people: “ambitious, bold and challenging”

The Manchester Climate Change Youth Board launched their manifesto in October, the manifesto consisting of 7 priorities and 35 individual climate action policies is the first of its kind in Greater Manchester and sets out actions young people would like to see taken to get to zero carbon.


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Samantha Nicholson Appointed Director of Manchester Climate Change Agency

Samantha Nicholson has been appointed to lead the Manchester Climate Change Agency (MCCA) on this critical next stage of the city’s zero carbon transformation.


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