Green Summit 2019, 25 March, The Lowry

Greater Manchester has held two green summits designed to put our city-region on the path to becoming one of the greenest places in Europe.

The most recent summit took place on 25 March 2019 and was used to launch Greater Manchester's Five-Year Environment Plan. The plan is the result of 12-months' consultation and collaboration with all parts of the Greater Manchester family.

It sets out our long-term environmental vision – to be carbon neutral by 2038 – and the urgent actions we all need to take in the next five years to help achieve this.

The Green Summit was an opportunity for us to galvanise this commitment and unify our actions.

You can re-watch the 2019 Green Summit using the videos below.

Morning session

Afternoon session

Green Poems

Five-Year Environment Plan

Our environment in Greater Manchester underpins all aspects of our daily lives. We face urgent and significant environmental challenges in Greater Manchester. They require us all to take action now. Our Five-Year Environment Plan sets out the urgent actions all of us need to take over the next five years. The plan focusses on the key parts of our daily lives where action is required and a small set of key priorities within each of those areas, where we need to take action over the next 5 years and beyond to achieve our aims.

Springboard Report

Ambitious plans to make Greater Manchester one of the leading green city-regions in the UK and Europe were approved on 27 July 2018. Following on from the Mayor's first Green Summit, held in March 2018, the report acted as a springboard for our environmental ambitions and the five-year plan.