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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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MANCHESTER CLIMATE CHANGE ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2020

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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Manchester Climate Change Framework 2020 - 2025, Tomorrow Webinar 18th June

On Thursday 18th June, Manchester Climate Change Agency joined together with Energy Cities to host a webinar on setting Science Based Targets. Jonny Sadler presented our 2020 - 2025 Framework, explaining our background, our aim and our targets, and the social and economic benefits of them. The PDF of the presentation is available to download below. 

Watch the recording of the webinar session on YouTube here if you missed it: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mG7sJuPq-rg&feature=youtu.be

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MAST and HOME feature in news article in The Netherlands

Manchester Climate Change Partnership Member MAST (Manchester Arts Sustainability Team) have caught attention over in The Netherlands for their pioneering ways of displaying sustainability in the cultural sector. Both HOME and MAST feature in an article called 'Real change goes beyond coffee cups and plastic stirrers' on the Elia website - take a look at it here: 

https://www.elia-artschools.org/news/real-change-goes-beyond-coffee-cups-and-plastic-stirrers

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Daily carbon emissions drop by a third during lockdown

 

Daily carbon emissions in the UK have dropped staggeringly more than a third during the period of lockdown, according to recent data. Although these reductions are short term, recovery post coronavirus must be green in order for these emissions to continue to reduce. Travel restrictions have contributed massively to the reduction of emissions during lockdown - almost all flights being restricted has inhibited people from flying and thus reduced emissions in the UK, but also carbon emissions from road transport such as cars has reduced by 60% during lockdown. 

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