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Manchester Climate Change Partnership are recruiting for a Chair

2 Jul 2020 - 13:25 by michelle.foster

manchester climate change partnershipManchester is one of the first cities in the world to set climate change commitments in line with the Paris Agreement. This is an exciting opportunity to lead the group set up to ensure the city responds to its ambitious commitments, the Manchester Climate Change Partnership (the Partnership).

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Greater Manchester Clean Air Plan Update

21 May 2020 - 15:38 by michelle.foster

GMCAGreater Manchester is calling on Government to support its plans to ‘build back better’ and help to tackle air pollution as the city-region sets out ambitions for a green economic recovery.

The coronavirus pandemic has seen air pollution levels drop by 30% and road traffic volumes fall by as much as 52% across Greater Manchester as a result of the lockdown – and at the same time cycling journeys have increased by 42%.

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Greater Manchester Clean Air Plan consultation update

16 Apr 2020 - 15:44 by michelle.foster

Transport for Greater ManchesterTransport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) have announced that the statutory consultation on the Greater Manchester Clean Air Plan will be delayed, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The consultation had been planned for this summer. However, like other areas of the country, current circumstances have limited our ability to progress the delivery of the Clean Air Plan to previous timescales.

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Climate Crisis Survey

6 Mar 2020 - 11:47 by michelle.foster

Manchester has committed to play its full part in tackling the global climate emergency. We have committed to urgent action to reduce our CO2 by at least 50% during 2020-2025 and reduce to zero emissions by 2038 at the very latest.

The city's Climate Change Partnership recently published its Climate Change Framework 2020-2025 and we need everyone to help reduce carbon emissions and prepare for a changing climate.

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Climate Change and Sustainability Opportunity for Young People

6 Mar 2020 - 11:25 by michelle.foster

Co-opThe Co-op's Young Member's Group, which is a platform for young people to have their voices heard in decision making and planning for the Co-op, are currently working on a project with the Food Policy Team that is focusing on how the Co-op as a business can be more sustainable and make it products more environmentally friendly.

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Let’s keep growing – Gardening, D.I.Y, Art and Wellbeing Sessions

31 Jan 2020 - 10:58 by michelle.foster

Let’s keep growing is a community garden project in Longsight providing free activities to Greater Manchester residents of all ages and abilities, there’s no need to book, and light refreshments are provided. No gardening or building experience is necessary.

Upcoming activities:
Saturday 1 February, 2pm-4pm at Longsight Library and Learning Centre (519 Stockport Rd, M12 4NE):

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2019/20 I Dig Trees programme now open

29 Nov 2019 - 10:54 by michelle.foster

I dig treesThe Community Volunteering Charity (TCV) have 350,000 carbon busting trees to give away to community groups and volunteers for free.

Throughout the bare-root planting season of 2019/20, TCV are aiming to plant even more trees – another 350,000+ trees in over 800 green spaces across the UK which will be achieved with approximately 37,000 hours of community volunteering for everyone to grow.

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