Greater Manchester at COP26
Greater Manchester’s Ambition to Level Up, becoming the UK’s Leading Green City Region
Greater Manchester’s political, civic and business leaders are attending the COP26 United Nations Climate Change Conference.
Achieving net zero and levelling up are twin priorities for the UK government and for Greater Manchester.
We believe that a green economy is a levelled-up economy; meeting our carbon neutral targets and achieving net zero across transport, housing and infrastructure will be fundamental to truly levelling up.
We need Government support to achieve this systemic transition as we work towards our target of achieving net zero carbon neutrality by 2038.
Greater Manchester is the city region where people and businesses can easily realise their net zero ambitions as a place to live, work, study and invest. We are developing a model others can follow.
Find Out More About Our Plans
International Mayors Panel Discussion at COP26
Register for From Industrial Cities to a Green Urban Revolution, 11 November. Hosted by GM Mayor Andy Burnham and Glasgow leader Cllr Susan Aitken.
GM Green City
Greater Manchester is adopting a clear and ambitious approach to climate action with individual, community, educational and industry action at its heart.
Investing In Sustainable growth
Stockport MDC is one example of how we’re investing in places across Greater Manchester in a sustainable way.
Greater Manchester Local Energy Market
Ambitious plans to revolutionise energy networks across the city-region are taking shape and accelerating.
Destination Bee Network
Find out how a London-style transport system to level-up Greater Manchester will be delivered in partnership with government.
Retrofit Skills Hub
Training people to provide new skills and employment opportunities and to ensure the region’s homes and buildings are fit for a low-carbon future.
Green Homes Grant
Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) has secured £10.3 million of funding to run the Green Homes Grant Local Authority Delivery scheme in Greater Manchester in partnership with E.ON.
Bee Net Zero
An ambitious commitment to making the city-region the easiest place in the UK to become a green business.
Greater Manchester Local Enterprise Partnership
GM LEP brings together business and civic leaders to deliver jobs, growth and prosperity for Greater Manchester.
The Ignition Project
A ground-breaking project that aims to develop innovative financing solutions for investment in Greater Manchester’s natural environment.
Latest Case Studies
Greater Manchester to trial and scale green funding to lower energy bills through housing retrofit solutions
The Green Finance Institute (GFI) has announced a partnership with the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) to trial and scale innovative financing solutions for home energy efficiency improvements. The collaboration means that thousands of people across...
Housing association secures £95m funding package to deliver energy-efficient homes in Oldham, Rochdale and Tameside
A Greater Manchester based housing association, First Choice Homes Oldham (FCHO), has secured a £95m funding package from Santander UK to support its development programme and improve the energy efficiency of existing homes. The funding from Santander UK enables FCHO,...
Stevenson Square to become permanently pedestrianised to promote active travel in Manchester city centre
Manchester City Council has revealed plans to permanently pedestrianise Stevenson Square in the Northern Quarter. New plans show the majority of Stevenson Square which is at the heart of Manchester’s Northern Quarter will be permanently pedestrianised following...