Manchester

How the warming stripes work

Each stripe represents the average temperature for a single year, relative to the average temperature over the period as a whole. Shades of blue indicate cooler-than-average years, while red shows years that were hotter than average. The stark band of deep red stripes on the right-hand side of the graphic show the rapid heating in recent decades.

Climate emergency declared

Jul-19

Local net-zero target date

2038

Climate Action Plan published

Sep-21

Climate Action Plan scope

Plan covers entire local area

What can we do?

As we know, the climate crisis is already here. The good news is that most of the solutions exist today. What’s really needed is more people to join in locally to make a bigger difference together.

  View the Climate Action Plan

Local greenhouse gas emissions by sector

Total emissions in 2021
Emissions reduction (2018 - 21)

High-impact, low-carbon initiatives

Total published on Carbon Copy across the UK: 985 See all Initiatives

There are some amazing collaborations between local councils, communities and companies. Some examples in/around Manchester:

Renew Hub

Bringing reuse on an industrial scale to Greater Manchester, leading towards a circular economy.

Manchester
  • Carbon emissions
  • Excessive consumption
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy
  • Built Environment

GM Business Green Scene

Helping businesspersons (in GM) collaborate with others motivated by the green transition.

Bolton
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Greater fairness
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Energy
  • Built Environment
  • Circular Economy

The Bee Network

Creating a comprehensive, fully joined up city cycling and walking network.

Manchester
  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Transport
  • Built Environment

GMCA Smart Energy Plan

Boosting jobs, improving housing and lowering emissions through an integrated Smart Energy Plan.

Bolton
  • Carbon emissions
  • Greater fairness
  • Built Environment
  • Energy

Metrolink Emission-Free Light Rail System

Providing Greater Manchester an efficient and environmentally-friendly way to travel city region.

Manchester
  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Greater fairness
  • Transport
  • Built Environment
  • Energy

Go Neutral Call-Off Framework

Decarbonising our city region and delivering social value and inclusive growth.

Bolton
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Energy
  • Built Environment
  • Circular Economy

Carbon Neutral Greater Manchester Public Sector Estate

Providing GM's public sector with a decarbonisation plan and toolkit to target carbon neutral 2038.

Bolton
  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Built Environment
  • Energy

RecycleIT - Sustainability Project

Providing an end-to-end solution for redundant IT equipment.

Burnley
  • Carbon emissions
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Finance

Imperfect Pointes

Reducing carbon with Helen Banks from Imperfect Pointes on the Zero Carbon Tour.

Manchester
  • Carbon emissions
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy

Studio 91 Media

Creating video content that is good for people, good for platforms and good for the planet.

Manchester
  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Transport

Greater Manchester Local Energy Market

Designing a local area energy market which is informed and validated for the benefit of consumers.

Bolton
  • Carbon emissions
  • Excessive consumption
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Energy
  • Transport

HyNet North West & North Wales

Removing and replacing fossil fuels with low carbon hydrogen to fuel industry, transport and homes.

Cheshire West and Chester
  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Energy
  • Built Environment
  • Transport

Graphene Concrete

Pioneering a new CO2-busting material to make building greener and cheaper.

Manchester
  • Carbon emissions
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Built Environment
  • Transport

Solar Car Ports

Supporting the decarbonisation of the home of British Cycling at the National Cycling Centre.

Manchester
  • Carbon emissions
  • Energy
  • Built Environment

Homes As Energy Systems

Demonstrating how homes can play a role in managing a low-carbon electricity grid in Manchester.

Manchester
  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Greater fairness
  • Energy
  • Built Environment
  • Finance

Manchester Mobile Museum

Delivering learning programmes to Manchester schools in an electric van.

Manchester
  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Transport

People Powered Retrofit

Helping householders retrofit their homes to high environmental standards.

Manchester
  • Carbon emissions
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Built Environment
  • Energy

Greening Stevenson Square

Planting trees and making green roofs to revive, cool and protect urban areas.

Manchester
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Flooding & drought
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Built Environment

Energyworks

Implementing door-to-door energy efficiency measures designed to reduce local fuel poverty.

Manchester
  • Carbon emissions
  • Greater fairness
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Energy
  • Built Environment