Government backs Greater Manchester’s carbon neutral plans

Greater Manchester’s ambitious and ground-breaking plans to become the UK’s leading green and digital city-region have been backed by government in the city-region’s new Local Industrial Strategy.

As part of the strategy, the UK’s first city-region Clean Growth Mission to achieve carbon neutral living in Greater Manchester has been launched.  The city-region’s bold 2038 target is 12 years ahead of the national ambition.

Greater Manchester is only the second place in the country to agree a Local Industrial Strategy with government, and its leaders are harnessing the full power of the most advanced devolution deal of any city-region in England for the benefit of almost three million residents.

Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester, said: “This bold and innovative joint plan between Greater Manchester and the government puts Greater Manchester back as an industrial and social pioneer. This is a plan focused on people and ensuring we have the good quality jobs to ensure people can succeed now and in to the future.  In Greater Manchester, we led the first industrial revolution and are now in a position to lead the fourth.

“We want to be the UK’s leading green city-region, which is why our ambition to achieve carbon neutral living by 2038 is right at the heart of these plans.  We will show that these plans are not just the right thing for people and the environment but also right for our economy.”

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