Our city’s shared plan to tackle climate change


Showing The Love with the Manchester United Foundation

On Tuesday 14th February, Joe and I (both interns at MCCA) cycled 5 miles west through the chilly morning air of Manchester until in all its grandeur Old Trafford stadium, home to Manchester United FC (MUFC), came into our sights. No, Joe and I weren’t there to watch a football match, we had come to represent MCCA at an event hosted by the MU Foundation promoting the club’s #RedsGoGreen campaign and the #ShowTheLove campaign.

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Vegetable Crisis: Why we need to focus on the environment

Recently, you will have witnessed a vegetable frenzy across the UK. For the last month, supermarkets and stores nationwide have been rationing a variety of vegetables such as lettuce, courgettes, aubergines and others… a vegan’s nightmare!

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Environmentally friendly restaurants and cafés in Manchester

As an aspiring green city, Manchester is beginning to thrive with eco-friendly initiatives and sustainable, ethical businesses. Environmentally friendly restaurants are popping up throughout the city and here are a few to try….


The Real Junk Food Project

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Europe’s battle for the bees and the banning of neonicotinoid pesticides

In December 2013, bee lovers rejoiced as the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) imposed a 2-year temporary ban which is still in place on three neonicotinoid pesticides believed to be killing off millions of the continent’s bees.

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Eco-friendly cities around the world

As a city, we are striving to reduce our carbon emissions and limit the effects of climate change both locally and around the World. In our Manchester Climate Change Strategy, we discuss our vision of decreasing the use of fossil fuels in the city and moving to sustainable living. Here are a few other cities around the world who are also doing their best to be kind to the planet:


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What will happen to the world if nothing changes: Take a peak at 2050

Climate change isn’t real, they said. What will become of the world if we ignore climate change, and how will this affect us in little old Manchester?


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Help Manchester half CO2 emissions by 2020 in four effortless steps...

Sometimes it feels like there’s little we can do to put a stop the inevitable changes that are evolving throughout our planet. It feels as though the choices we make to better our lives and our city are so minute they couldn’t possibly be contributing to something bigger than our own little world. The truth is, every small choice we make can have a significant impact on carbon emissions and therefore the climate. Driving less, attempting vegetarianism, switching gadgets off, recycling; it seems the answer to one of the world’s biggest problems is right in front of our noses.

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Uni-Cycle is a social enterprise, non-profit organisation based on the University of Manchester’s Owen’s Park Campus. Hannah, an ex-student, was motivated to set up Uni-Cycle following time volunteering on MMU’s Zero Waste Project, where she witnessed the sheer scale of how much unnecessary waste is created by students and the local community.  It was her mentor who told her to ‘Go for it, what is the worst that could happen?’ that motivated her to start the organisation.

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Professor Kevin Anderson

A review of Professor Kevin Anderson’s lecture ‘Accelerating towards Paris: How informed hope and action can Trump despair’.

On Tuesday 10th January 2017, Professor Kevin Anderson, a professor of Energy and Climate Change at the University of Manchester and deputy director of the Tyndall Centre, delivered a robust and compelling lecture entitled Accelerating towards Paris: how informed hope and action can trump despair hosted by IEMA (Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment) at the Manchester Friends of the Earth House building.

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Manchester Climate Change Agency response to the draft Greater Manchester Spatial Framework public consultation

The Greater Manchester Combined Authority ran a formal consultation on the draft of the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework from the 31st October 2016 to 16th January 2017. 

Manchester Climate Change Agency has therefore responded to this public consultation which you will find attached below.

For further information on the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework, visit www.greatermanchester-ca.gov.uk/info/20081/draft_plan

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