Manchester Zero Carbon Advisory Group


The Manchester Zero Carbon Advisory Group was established in 2019 to ensure that Manchester's carbon reduction commitments are in line with the Paris Agreement and that the city has in place a mechanism for monitoring its progress.


The group's current membership is:


  • Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research at the University of Manchester: Dr Chris Jones
  • University of Manchester: Dr Joe Blakey, Lecturer
  • Manchester Metropolitian University: Prof. Paul Hooper, Head of Enterprise Development 
  • CDP: Simeran Bachra, UK Cities Manager
  • Anthesis Consulting: Matt Rooney, Principal Consultant
  • Manchester Friends of the Earth: Dr Ali Abbas
  • Manchester Climate Change Agency: Jonny Sadler, Programme Director


The group's most recent work was focused on supporting the review of the city's climate change targets in 2020.