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Plan to make Greater Manchester one of the world's greenest city regions

Greater Manchester's mayor wants the region to be on of the greenest on the planet.

Andy Burnham will launch has new plan later in front of hundreds of young people, business, residents and community groups.

He wants the city region to be carbon-neutral by 2038, 12 years’ ahead of the Government’s own target.

Greater Manchester Metro Mayor, Andy Burnham Credit: pa

PROPOSALS

  • The largest Clean Air Zone outside of London, covering a population of nearly three million people across 500 square miles.
  • Substituting fossil fuels with low-carbon energy alternatives by 2038
  • A plan to drive down avoidable single-use plastics and asking businesses, organisations and individuals to take action.

Key speakers at the conference at the Lowry Theatre, Salford Quays will include Chris Boardman, Greater Manchester’s Cycling and Walking Commissioner and Lemn Sissay, Chancellor of The University of Manchester.