Manchester City Council recognises the importance of tackling climate change on two fronts: reducing greenhouse gas emissions to minimise future global climate change (mitigation) and planning for the unavoidable local impacts of climate change (adaptation).
The Principles of Tackling Climate Change in Manchester
In February 2008 the City Council approved 17 Principles of Tackling Climate Change in Manchester, from which we can develop a coherent action plan describing how Manchester will become a low carbon city by 2020. For more information visit the Principles of Tackling Climate Change page.
Climate Change Call to Action
Building on the commitments made in the Principles paper, the City Council approved the Climate Change Call to Action in January 2009. The Call to Action describes a new way of thinking about climate change, which fits in the context of the Community Strategy and describes how taking early action on climate change will make Manchester become an even better place in which to live and work. For more information visit the Climate Change Call to Action page.