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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Manchester City Council Commit to a Green Recovery

Manchester City Council have today rearrfirmed their commitment to a green recovery.


In a response to Manchester Climate Change Partnership and Agency's letter in June 2020, the Leader of Manchester City Council, Sir Richard Leese, set out:


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The recording of the Manchester Climate Change Annual Conference 2020 is now available for you to watch back at your own leisure if you unfortunately missed the event on the morning of the 22/07/2020. Make sure to keep an eye out for our upcoming Big Green Recovery webinar series! 

Details of the panel included: 

1. Opening panel

Sir Richard Leese

- Leader of Manchester City Council since 1996 and the Deputy Mayor and lead for health care at Greater Manchester Combined Authority


Dr Murugesan Raja

- Manchester GP 

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Transformative city-business partnerships - City Business Climate Alliance (CBCA)

On July 1st 2020, Manchester was announced as one of eight global cities selected for a new initiative to help cities and businesses work together for urgent climate action.


The 'City-Business Climate Alliance' (CBCA) has been developed by the C40, CDP and World Business Council for Sustainable Development. Through their existing networks the partners already support over 10,000 businesses and almost 1,000 cities to take action towards the Paris Agreement.


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