Our city’s shared plan to tackle climate change

Manchester: A Certain Future Steering Group


The Steering Group was established in 2010 to oversee and champion the delivery of Manchester's first ever climate change strategy, for the period of 2010 to 2020 -  Manchester: A Certain Future.  In 2015, through the development of the Our Manchester Strategy it was clear that the city's residents and businesses wanted Manchester to have an greater level of ambition and action on climate change. That, in combination with the Paris Agreement, led to the comittment in the Our Manchester Strategy 'that Manchester will play it's full part in limiting the impacts of climate change'.


In 2016, the Steering Group oversaw the development of the Manchester Climate Change Strategy for 2017-50 to set out how the city would 'play it's full part'. With the strategy now in place, the Steering Group has been working with the Our Manchester Forum to establish the necessary governance arrangements for the strategy's delivery. The Steering Group has now evolved into the new Manchester Climate Change Board which was established and met for the first time in February 2018, which will now take on responsibility for championing climate change action in the city.  


Minutes from the Steering Group’s meetings are still available here.