Manchester City Council

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Climate Change Delivery and Action Plan

We have a key role to play in contributing to Manchester: A Certain Future (MACF) and act as a catalyst for change.

In 2010, we set out our commitments in the Climate Change Delivery Plan, which fell into two main categories:

  • internal - reducing our own CO2 emissions and becoming a low-carbon authority by 41% by 2020 from a 2009/10 baseline; and
  • external - providing leadership and influence to the city and its partners and leading on the development of key projects and programmes, where we are best placed to do so.

Since 2010 we have also implemented a series of shorter term plans designed to establish a robust platform and early momentum from which further activity could be delivered, and the ambitious commitments to 2020 realised.

View our current Climate Change Action Plan 2016/20 - themes include building retrofit, energy generation, green infrastructure and biodiversity, sustainable consumption and production, environmental education, carbon literacy training and sustainable transport.

Quarterly carbon emissions and progress against actions reports are no longer published by us. Previously, we collated some buildings and transport related emissions data on a quarterly basis. However, these reports were unable to represent finalised and complete energy data for all of our operations as not all records of our operations are fully updated immediately after the end of the quarter (e.g. energy billing and staff business mileage claims). The most accurate and complete picture of the our full direct CO2 emissions can be found in the annual carbon emissions report . This report is produced each summer, once the data from the previous year has been collated and verified.

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