GM Moving for a Greener Greater Manchester
Greater Manchester’s 4th Green Summit takes place on Monday 18th October. The theme is ‘Taking Climate Action Today, Tomorrow, Together’. Booking available here.
A key GM Moving priority is to play our full part to limit and respond to ecological breakdown. Reducing carbon-emissions, increasing biodiversity and being good guardians of Greater Manchester for future generations.
The GM Moving movement has a key role to play in our GM commitment to achieving net-zero by 2038 and to be a Green City Region. 2.8 million people moving… Supporting people to move more is key to a happier, healthier, greener Greater Manchester, in the here and now and the longer-term. Sedentary behaviours are carbon-intensive so making progress towards our GM Moving mission of Active Lives for all, will support wider GM net-zero ambitions.
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We will always be working in conditions that fight against active lives unless we work together to tackle the big challenges in place to include: structural and systemic inequality, poor physical and mental health, a global pandemic and the environmental crisis.
Enabling people to live more sustainable lives, increasing access to clean air and quality green and blue spaces, and creating safer, healthier, more climate resilient environments, is critical to enabling more people, to move, more of the time.
We cannot achieve our GM Moving mission of Active Lives for all, unless Greater Manchester pulls together to Build Back Greener as a whole integrated system.
The GM Moving priorities and approach, as set out in the new GM Moving strategy ‘GM Moving in Action’ are therefore shaped with this in mind.
There are many ways the GM Moving movement can help take ‘climate action today, tomorrow, together’ to include:
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We all have a role to play in tackling climate change and limiting the impact of ecological breakdown on the lives of GM residents. The need for us all to contribute has become all the more acute over the last few years.
To connect with others across the GM Moving movement who are looking for ways to play their part in the response to the climate and ecological crisis contact Eve Holt, Strategic Director for GM Moving and GreaterSport, [email protected] and on social media @evefrancisholt.
Please share your stories of leading, learning and moving for a more sustainable future with us and tag us @gmmoving #GMMovingInAction.
 Since the last GM Moving Strategy was launched, in 2017, a series of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports have highlighted the pace of environmental breakdown and the scale of action needed and a Climate Emergency has been declared by the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership (GMHSC), the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) and GM Councils.
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