Manchester City Council Commit to a Green Recovery

Manchester City Council have today rearrfirmed their commitment to a green recovery.


In a response to Manchester Climate Change Partnership and Agency's letter in June 2020, the Leader of Manchester City Council, Sir Richard Leese, set out:


“The Council and our partners have already undertaken a tremendous amount of work in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and we are now firmly in the planning for recovery phase. We have been clear throughout this period that our climate change ambitions should be considered within all of the different recovery workstreams.


As well as addressing the global climate emergency, we also believe that local action on climate change will help to create a city which is more economically competitive, resilient and inclusive.”


The statement is available on the Council's website and the full letter available to download here.


The letter comes on the same day as the Manchester Climate Change Conference 2020, which focused on the question 'what do we want from the city's green recovery?'. Further information on the Conference is available here and on the city's green recovery here.