Manchester City Council



Overview and Scrutiny Climate Change Subgroup - Thursday, 23rd January, 2020 2.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Level 2, Town Hall Extension. View directions

Contact: Lee Walker 

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Minutes pdf icon PDF 382 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 22 October 2019.


The Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research pdf icon PDF 365 KB

The Subgroup will hear from the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research who will be attending to present and discuss their review of the scope and targets for Manchester's climate change commitments. The review will take into account the latest science and international best practice for cities and will include further analysis and recommendations on aviation and consumption based emissions.

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Climate Emergency and Community Engagement pdf icon PDF 244 KB

Report of the Strategic Director, Neighbourhoods and the Strategic Lead, Neighbourhoods


In November 2018, the Council’s Executive agreed to the establishment of science-based carbon reduction targets for Manchester, which required the city to become net zero carbon by 2038. In July 2019, the Council declared a Climate Emergency. The declaration was explicit about the Council working with residents / other partners at a neighbourhood level, to ensure they are proactively involved in achieving this target.


This report provides a summary on progress to date, and building on this momentum, outlines further actions that communities, Officers, Members and other partners, want to work on together to help reduce carbon. Building capacity to accelerate action at a neighbourhood level is key, as well as embedding priority actions in neighbourhood based Ward Plans.



Terms of Reference and Work Programme pdf icon PDF 110 KB

Report of the Governance and Scrutiny Support Unit


Members are invited to review the Terms of Reference and Work Programme of the Subgroup.

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