Our city’s shared plan to tackle climate change


Manchester Work & Skills Board - 28th January 2020

What skills and jobs do we need to reduce our CO2 emissions to zero? What are the city's education and training providers already doing and what more does the city need them to do? Which actions can our providers get on and deliver already, and which do we need to deliver in partnership with UK Government?


These are just some of the questions discussed at the meeting of Manchester's Work and Skills Board on 28th January 2018. The meeting kicked off with an introduction from the Head of Work and Skills at Manchester City Council, setting out the key role that the city's education and training providers have in supporting the rapid transition to a zero carbon economy.


Initial ideas and next steps included: Reviewing the plans of Manchester Climate Change Partnership members to help define the demand for 'green skills and jobs' over the next 5 years. Staff awareness raising and training - to circulate information on existing initatives being delivered in Manchester e.g. Carbon Literacy. Working with Government - to review the propsoal to Government by UK Core Cities for increased joint working, to identify any additional Manchester-specific skills and training needs. To establish a Green Skills and Employment Sub-group to the Work and Skills Board.


A copy of the presentation jointly delivered by Jonny Sadler, Programme Director at Manchester Climate Change Agency and David Houliston, Strategic Lead for Policy and Partnerships at Manchester City Council is available to download below.


Jonny Sadler

Programme Director

Manchester Climate Change Agency