Greater Manchester Combined Authority– Working Together


In July 2019, Greater Manchester Combined Authority declared a Climate Emergency, the first Combined Authority to do so. A target has been set to be carbon neutral by 2038, and a five year Environment Plan has been agreed in line with this. In summer 2019, the Combined Authority agreed to invest a further £3m to retrofit 350 buses in Greater Manchester – taking to the total amount of money invested in this to £6m.


A Greater Manchester-wide Solar PV Collecting Purchasing Scheme has been established which will reduce solar installations on domestic properties by 35%. This initiative should give the Combined Authority an increase in up to 5MW in renewable energy usage across the City Region, which will be a step towards meeting target to use 45MW more of renewable energy over the five year plan period. 

Greater Manchester Combined Authority

The LGA Labour Group exists to fight the corner for Labour councillors at a national level, both within the cross-party Local Government Association and with the Labour Party at Westminster. The Group provide a strong voice for Labour councillors and act as a platform for ideas and innovation for all those committed to an effective localist element to Labour politics and policies.

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