The Council and democracy Climate Change Action Plan 2020-25 Appendix 1: Actions

Workstream #5: Influencing behaviour and being a catalyst for change


Although the Council’s direct CO2 emissions make up approximately 2% of the city’s total emissions, the Council has a unique role within the city to lead by example and also influence the behaviour of a range of different cohorts. Influencing positive behaviour change in Manchester’s residents, workers and visitors and also influencing behaviours, policies and investments at a city region and national level will support the climate change agenda.


To use every opportunity to engage, empower and equip Council staff and elected members with the knowledge and skills to make a positive difference. Influence behaviour change across the city’s residents, businesses, public sector organisations, voluntary and community sector and visitors. Develop clear positions to influence, lobby and work in partnership with Greater Manchester and UK Government to take more action to tackle the climate emergency.


This workstream's actions are split between Actions for the Council and Actions for the city, Greater Manchester and the nation

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