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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.