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Manchester Climate Risk: A Framework For Understanding Hazards & Vulnerability

Manchester’s Climate Change Framework sets out the city’s commitments for 2020-25. Alongside reducing our CO2 emissions, the Framework recognises that the climate is changing and that Manchester needs to take action to respond. The Framework sets out the following high-level objective:

“To adapt the city’s buildings, infrastructure and natural environment to the changing climate and to increase the climate resilience of our residents and organisations.”

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City Business Climate Alliance

The CBCA provides the most ambitious city and business leaders with a platform to convene, set joint commitments, co-create, and eventually implement projects that help cities deliver on their Climate Action Plans in line with the Paris Agreement.

The Global Network currently consists of 20 cities, and aims to engage 100 cities by 2025.

Here is a short informational video on CBCA:

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We'd love you to have your say!

Head over to our new Commonplace site to get involved in the discussion! 

We're gearing up to launch Manchester's largest community climate programme in May and to help us we'd like to hear from you on what YOU want to see in YOUR community!

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A place based approach to reaching Net-Zero

  • The Net-Zero Infrastructure Industry Coalition has warned that national regulation on its own is ‘too blunt an instrument’ and has called for stronger local decision-making if the UK is to achieve its ambition of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

  • The Coalition’s report, A place-based approach to net-zero, has identified current systemic barriers that need to be overcome if cities are to have a critical role in the national drive for net-zero.

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North West leaders set out bold vision for net zero by 2040

Leaders from Greater Manchester, Liverpool City Region, and Cheshire and Warrington sub-region joined business groups and energy infrastructure providers to outline net zero goals at the Net Zero Launch Event: The Road to Cop26. The North West is the first UK region to have a cohesive vision to reach net zero by at least 2040, including development of an energy masterplan.

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Doing Zero

“Doing Zero” a climate action collaboration between communities in Manchester and the Kenyan capital Nairobi, has been selected by the British Council as a creative commission in the build-up to the COP26 United Nations Climate Change Conference that is taking place in Glasgow in November.

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Manchester’s 2nd housing retrofit conference opens next week

Manchester City Council assesses retrofit approach at Low Carbon Homes event

Last held as an in-person event in November 2019, Low Carbon Homes Manchester returns next week, (Tuesday 23rd – Thursday 25th February), as a dynamic online retrofit conference, supported by MCS. Staged over three mornings, the event will build upon the Council’s declared intent to create a retrofit plan for the city, set against the backdrop of post-COVID recovery.

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UK Cities Lead on Global Climate Action Goals

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.

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Manchester joins Race to Zero

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.

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Manchester wins funding boost for pioneering Zero Carbon Communities Campaign to launch in Spring 2021!

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.

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