Our city’s shared plan to tackle climate change

Manchester's Green Recovery


In March 2020, the Manchester Climate Change Framework 2020-25 was launched as the city's strategy to meet our science-based targets.


Since then, COVID-19 has changed the city and the world immeasurably. However, whilst the context for their delivery has changed, the aims, objectives and priorities set out in the Climate Change Framework have not. Not only does the latest science tell us they are still the right ones for the city to play its full part on climate change, but the growing body of evidence in favour of a green recovery tells us that that they are now more relevant than ever in helping the city to reset, recover and thrive.


June 2020 - Partnership and Agency Commitment to a Green Recovery

In June 2020, Manchester Climate Change Partnership and Agency wrote to Manchester City Council to set out our views on the need for a green recovery. Not only to ensure that we get on track to meet our climate change commitments, but also to ensure we realise the opportunity to make Manchester a green, healthy, fair, inclusive and socially just city where everybody can thrive. The letter also set out an offer to support the City Council in its recovery work and the Our Manchester Strategy Reset, to ensure the Climate Change Framework commitments are fully embedded.


July 2020 - Manchester City Council Commitment to a Green Recovery

Manchester City Council responded positively in July 2020, re-confirming their commitment to a green recovery and accepting the Partnership and Agency's offer of support.


July to December 2020 - What do We Want from the City's Green Recovery?

To start this work, and to begin to gather views from residents and businesses, the Manchester Climate Change Conference on 22nd July 2020 focused on the question 'What do we want from the city's green recovery?' The recording of the event is available to watch here.


The Conference also announed a new 'Green Recovery Webinar Series' to continue the conversation and discuss in further detail what the city needs to deliver to ensure a green recovery. Further details will be announced here shortly.