Manchester aims to be leading green city in Europe

Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, has today announced his ambitions for making Greater Manchester one of the leading green cities in Europe.

To deliver this, he is announcing a landmark Green Summit to be held in spring 2018. This will be led by an expert panel of some of the brightest environmental minds in the UK, including academics and researchers from the University of Manchester. Members of the public will also be able to contribute views and ideas through an extensive public engagement process.

Andy said: “Today is an important day, not only for the people of Greater Manchester, but their children, grandchildren and generations to come.

“Greater Manchester absolutely has the knowledge, radical thinking and resources to deliver on this; we’ve a wealth of academic research and practical know-how to tackle this issue head on, if we put our minds to it.”

A public engagement programme will pool together ideas for changing the way we use and generate energy for our homes and workplaces; encouraging more sustainable travel; improving our air quality; making better use of our green spaces; growing our economy; and innovating through low carbon technology.

Stuart Goulden

Lead Consultant