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.
To tackle climate change we need ambitious action from all levels of society, from national and local government, businesses, communities, and individuals. We believe that it's only by working together that we can build a more sustainable, just, and cleaner city and see a Community Assembly as crucial to build consensus around a shared plan of action.
The Community Assembly was made up of representatives from across Manchester who came together over a seven-week period to take part in workshops from experts and discuss issues such as transport, buildings and energy, food and agriculture, fashion and retail and the emotional impact of climate change. Groups worked together to create action plans for local areas and a strategy for city wide impact. A mandate has been created describing actions that are not possible by our residents. Infrastructure and policy changes are needed for us to transition towards a more sustainable society and safer future for us all. The mandate was presented to Manchester City Council and is being taken to COP26 – the international climate conference taking place in Glasgow in November 2021.
The Assembly ran from 9th August – 24th September and all the workshops took place in person in a Coronavirus conscious and responsible environment.
The Assembly was facilitated by the Manchester based cooperative Envirolution with support from a coalition of partners including Manchester Climate Change Agency and Partnership.
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To see more detail around each groups progress see: https://zerocarbonmanchester.commonplace.is/proposals/in-our-nature-community-assembly/step1
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