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Reflecting on green progress in Greater Manchester

Greater Manchester’s Low Carbon Hub has published its annual environment report, detailing the region’s green projects and achievements over the last year.

Greater Manchester’s Low Carbon Hub has published its annual environment report, detailing the region’s green projects and achievements over the last year. 

The Greater Manchester Environment Report 2016 provides an overview of the city region’s environmental targets, performance, priorities and projects.

It has been compiled by the region’s Low Carbon Hub, a partnership-led body charged with progressing Greater Manchester’s climate change action, with input from academia, the public and private sector.

Achievements

Highlights for 2016 include:

‘Expansive, fast-moving, innovative’

Paul Dennett, chair of the Low Carbon Hub and mayor of Salford, said: “Since my appointment as chair [in 2016], I’ve been affiliating myself with the variety and scale of work that is being undertaken across Greater Manchester.

“The remit is expansive, fast-moving and innovative. It covers all aspects of life, from the energy used to heat your morning cup of tea, travelling to and from work by the most sustainable form of transport and exploring our green spaces and waterways, to a leisurely bike ride along one of GM’s many cycle routes. The green agenda touches us all and often in ways that we take for granted on a day-to-day basis.

“The most significant highlight must be that we are on track to achieve our 48 per cent reduction in carbon emissions by 2020 [against 1990 levels], based on current assumptions and planned action from within GM.”

To read the report, click here.