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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Image: Mike Wilton by Arup

Mike Wilton Appointed Chair of Manchester Climate Change Partnership

Mike Wilton has been appointed to lead the Manchester Climate Change Partnership (MCCP) on this critical next stage of the city’s zero carbon transformation. 

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Manchester commended by United Cities & Local Governments in the 4th International Culture 21 Awards

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. 

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Our Manchester Strategy Consultation - MCCA Response


Manchester Climate Change Agency responded to the consultation on the Our Manchester Strategy reset on 23rd September 2020. You can download a copy here.

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Miles Platting - Rochdale Canal - photo credit Friends of Miles Platting Canal

Creative Climate Resilience Programme starts in Manchester

Entitled  “Community Climate Resilience through Folk Pageantry “ this pioneering project will offers a creative and imaginative arts research project focusing on community knowledge and experiences to explore climate and environmental action. The project is a North Manchester-focused case study responding directly to its climate action policies and community contexts.

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Net Zero and the Next Generation Webinar 18th September 2020


The Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE) is the association for the UK’s professional consultancies and engineering companies operating in the social and economic infrastructure sectors.


On 18th September 2020 ACE's Emerging Professionals organised a Net Zero and the Next Generation webinar.


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