Wednesday 15 February 2023

Manchester invests £227m into 2038 net zero target

Manchester invests £227m into 2038 net zero target

Manchester City Council has revealed that £227 million has been invested so far into its Climate Change Action Plan.

This plan is for the council and city to become entirely net zero carbon by 2038 or before.

The council’s own operations, LED lighting in its buildings and the purchase of electric vehicles has been supported out of its own investment of £109.2 million.

Mayfield Park is also set to be constructed as Manchester’s first city centre public park – and is one of the areas covered by a £70.1 million government investment.

The Greater Manchester Combined Authority has provided £35.4 million, with the remainder coming from the European Union, partners of the council and the Manchester Climate Change Agency.

Councillor Bev Craig, Leader of Manchester City Council, said: “Reducing emissions, creating a greener city and putting residents and communities at the heart of these efforts is a key component of our efforts.

“We know this is a big challenge but taking meaningful action brings benefits, not just in contributing to a global effort to reduce carbon emissions and minimise the impact of climate change but in helping create a greener, healthier and fairer city.”

Written by

Bruna Pinhoni

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