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 even 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 and by 20205 will be on a path to being a zero carbon city by 2050 '.

 

The Steering Group has been working with the Our Manchester Forum to establish the necessary governance arrangements for the strategy's delivery. The Forum is made up of 40 senior leaders from across the city’s public, private, community and academic sectors. The chair of the Manchester: A Certain Future Steering Group is a member of the Forum. 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.  

 

For more information on the Our Manchester Forum click here