Green and Healthy Manchester Partnership
“A city where the people of Manchester live longer, healthier and more fulfilled lives, where our communities and businesses are prepared for the hotter drier summers, warmer wetter winters, storms and heatwaves that we expect due to climate change, and where large-scale emissions of carbon dioxide have become a thing of the past.”
This is the vision of the Green and Healthy Manchester Partnership, which was established in 2016 by the NHS, Manchester City Council, Manchester Climate Change Agency and nine of the city’s leading environmental organisations. The partners believe that by working together it is possible to tackle the city’s health and climate change challenges in a better way than dealing with each issue separately.
By investing in preventative measures that improve health and wellbeing, such as community greening, food growing, walking and cycling, domestic energy efficiency, and others, the partners believe this is better than ‘reactive’ measures to improve people’s health and wellbeing, after their problems have started. At the same time these kinds of activities – as well as being good for people’s health – are also key ways to make sure that Manchester can become a zero carbon, climate resilient city.
More information on the Partnership and their plans are available in the Green and Healthy Manchester Prospectus available here.