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Greater Manchester invites low carbon PhD applicants

Greater Manchester’s Low Carbon Hub has collaborated with the University of Sheffield to create a fully-funded PhD placement to explore environmental governance across the city region.

Greater Manchester’s Low Carbon Hub has collaborated with the University of Sheffield to create a fully-funded PhD placement to explore environmental governance across the city region.

The role will focus on communication, engagement and environmental governance in Greater Manchester as part of the ‘Realising Just Cities’ programme for Mistra Urban Futures UK, which is hosted by the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Sheffield. 

It is supported by the Low Carbon Hub, a partnership-led body charged with progressing Greater Manchester’s low carbon economy.

The aim is to develop an action and research on improving the city’s communications and engagement with civil society groups and citizens, with a focus on climate change. 

The successful candidate will work collaboratively with stakeholders in the city, and will contribute to the refresh and development of regional climate change strategies up to 2020.

Greater Manchester intends to achieve a 48 per cent cut in carbon emissions against 1990 levels by 2020, and already has a Climate Change and Low Emissions Implementation Strategy in place for 2016-2020.

The city region is also one of only 50 global cities to achieve compliance with the Compact of Mayors climate change initiative. 

The PhD is fully-funded and will benefit from a Research Support Training Grant, including participation in and travel to international partner cities to participate in annual conferences.

Applications are invited for a start date as soon as possible from September 2017. For further information, click here.