MCFly 032- Manchester Climate Change Agency

With the Environment Commission pushing into its fourth meeting this month, its ‘delivery body’ the Manchester Climate Change Agency (MCCA), is now beginning to take shape. Steve Turner, the head of carbon economy, revealed that the MCCA’s powers have been delegated from the Association of Greater Manchester Authorities to Oldham Council and that day-to-day running will be undertaken by himself.

Financial resources were highlighted as a major issue alongside governance, although Turner admitted a lot of learning had occurred between Manchester and London’s own failed Climate Change Agency. The MCCA will soon be acquiring its first member of staff (a project officer), of an eventual ten, and it is looking to put in place smart metering for the business district. A geothermal heating project in a sports centre in East Manchester is also in the pipeline. MCCA is hoping to become a one-stop-shop for advice on climate change matters to businesses across the city-region. see for more info


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