Greater Manchester became a UK Low Carbon Hub on 29th October when Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Davey MP visited Greater Manchester to sign a unique agreement.
The agreement between the Greater Manchester Combined Authority and the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) is a recognition that GM is leading the way in delivering low carbon initiatives.
It is also a commitment from the government to design and deliver new green initiatives here in Greater Manchester. This could bring funding to pioneer new low carbon approaches on behalf of DECC – reducing carbon emissions and bringing jobs and investment into Greater Manchester.
Mr Davey met with the Leader of Manchester City Council and other key stakeholders at the Co-operative Group’s new 1 Angel Square development to sign the historic agreement which supports the development of Greater Manchester’s Low Carbon Hub.
The Hub aims to combine the knowledge of GM’s universities with the innovation of its businesses under the governance of the Combined Authority, working in partnership to deliver a low carbon future.
Finally the Secretary of State travelled on the new Metrolink line to Oldham and visited the Green Technology Centre which uses innovative methods to train the workforce delivering the Green Deal, creating opportunities for young people, SMEs and business.