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.
The principles cover issues ranging from appropriate target setting and consistency with the UK Climate Change Act, through to the need to build climate change awareness and skills into the mainstream education system.
The Principles provide a base from which a range of activity can be and has been undertaken throughout 2008, including the ongoing delivery our Eco-Schools programme and the use of Manchester's Local Area Agreement to make further commitment to reducing citywide carbon emissions. And the principles also provide the base from which we can further develop our approach to climate change action in Manchester.
The Climate Change Call to Action, which was approved by the City Council's Executive Committee in January 2009, is the next step following on from the Principles, and sets out a distinctly Manchester approach to climate change. For more information visit the Climate Change Call to Action page below.