Manchester Climate Change Partnership Statement on the Global Climate Strike 20th September 2019
The Climate Strike is a big moment. It will focus minds and we welcome that. The climate emergency is the biggest challenge facing our city, and cities and societies the world over. A challenge we need to tackle right now, and over the years to come.
The Manchester Climate Change Partnership brings together more than 60 partners from the public, private and educations sectors and across all our communities. We have charted a course for the city, setting the UK’s first science-based carbon budget and zero carbon target (2038), which the Council has committed to. Manchester was the world’s first industrial city – we are clear that Manchester should be a world-leading zero carbon city.
Manchester Climate Change Partnership members will get involved in the strike in different ways, but we all recognise that we can only stay within our carbon budget if we get the next five years right, halving our emissions from current levels. In that spirit, we hope the outcome of today’s activism is renewed urgency in Parliament, in our Town Hall and in homes and workplaces in every part of our city – and we are here to help.
More information on Manchester’s climate change commitments and how you can get involved is available from www.manchesterclimate.com