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
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Two zero carbon social properties – the first of their kind in the UK – have been completed and passed over to the first residents as part of a wider 22 low carbon housing development. Developed by housing provider One Manchester working in partnership with the...
A strategy to revitalise Manchester’s river valleys and put them at the heart of regeneration has been launched today (Tuesday 7 December.) The Our Rivers, Our City strategy which covers a period up to 2030 aims to make Manchester’s three rivers – the Irk in the north...