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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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Manchester Science Festival 2021 - climate change & ideas for a better world


Manchester Science Festival returns to explore our changing climate and ideas for a better world


Manchester Science Festival, a highlight of the city’s cultural calendar and one of the most popular science festivals in the UK, is returning in 2021 with a jam-packed programme.


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No Going Back Published


Leaders of Manchester-based charities have shared their experiences of the Covid-19 crisis and their thoughts for the future in a new report produced by Macc, Manchester’s local voluntary and community sector support organisation. 


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Manchester's CDP Report Submitted

On the 26th August 2020 Manchester submitted its report to CDP & The Gobal Coveant of Mayors.

The report is available to download here.

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Consultation on Covenant of Mayors Development - MCCA Response



The EU Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy brings together thousands of local governments voluntarily committed to implementing EU climate and energy objectives.


The EU Covenant of Mayors was launched in 2008 in Europe with the ambition to gather local governments voluntarily committed to achieving and exceeding the EU climate and energy targets.


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Electricity North West and Cadent Gas have published a decarbonisation pathway for Greater Manchester

Electricity North West, the regional electricity network operator, and Cadent Gas, our main regional gas network operator, have published a decarbonisation pathway for Greater Manchester. The aim of the work is to set out how Greater Manchester could achieve its aim to become zero carbon by 2038.


A copy of the report is available to download here: 

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