Manchester City Council

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Manchester: A Certain Future (MACF)

This is this city's climate change action plan which is overseen by an independent Steering Group.

Everyone has their part to play and its successful delivery will rely on us all working together. It's not just about us and statutory public agencies - local communities, residents and the business community all have an integral part to play, and many of them have helped in the production of this plan.

It's successful delivery will rely on us all working together, whether that's homeowners, community groups, businesses or public agencies.

Manchester: A Certain Future (MACF) has the following aims:

  • To reduce the city's carbon emissions by 41% by 2020;  
  • To engage all individuals, neighbourhoods and organisations in a process of cultural change that embeds low carbon thinking into the lifestyles and operations of the city;
  • Prepare for and actively adapt to a radidly chnaging climate; and
  • Make a rapid transition to a low carbon economy.

This plan sets headline actions for just one decade - to 2020 - but it provides a strong starting point for a much longer journey, through to 2050 and a radically changed, low carbon future where large-scale emissions of carbon dioxide have become a thing of the past.

To find out more about the actions plan, what it involves and how you can play your part, visit Manchester: A Certain Future website.

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