pro-manchester is delighted to be supporting the Manchester Climate Change Agency (MCCA) on the Zero Carbon Business Programme

4th June 2021, 7:57 am

Zero Carbon Business Programme

We want Manchester-based businesses to thrive, compete, play their part, and help the city remain a global leader in business and climate action. This is why Manchester is participating in the City-Business Climate Alliance (CBCA) initiative from C40 Cities, CDP and World Business Council for Sustainable Development.

Through participating in CBCA, Manchester aims to launch a new Zero Carbon Business Programme to support Manchester-based businesses to take the necessary actions to reduce their emissions to net zero.

In March 2021, Manchester and the CBCA partners held a workshop with key Manchester-based businesses with two key aims. Firstly, to carry out a landscape assessment of existing climate change commitments, activities and support programmes Manchester’s business community are already engaged in. Secondly, to identify gaps in the existing support and begin shaping a new programme, and which could be replicated in cities around the world.

The report below summarises the key findings of this workshop.

The next steps are:

May 2021 – Workshop report published

June 2021 – Invitation for new members to apply to join the Manchester Climate Change Partnership

July 2021 – Guidance on actions for Manchester businesses published

July to August 2021 – Public consultation 1: to understand businesses’ barriers to taking climate action

October to November 2021 – Public consultation 2: setting out the proposed actions to remove the barriers identified in consultation 1

January 2022:

– Manchester Zero Carbon Business Programme launched

– Manchester Climate Change Framework and Implementation Plan 2022-25 published


For further information please contact

Click here to view Manchester Zero Carbon Business Workshop Report

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