News and events News Manchester launches climate action plan Manchester is one of UK’s leading cities tackling climate change. It uses its local Tyndall Centre for Climate Research which is world renown for its expertise. The Climate Change Action Plan 2020-25 sets out the measures the Council will take to reduce the carbon emissions from its buildings, energy use and transport from around 30,000 tonnes a year in 2019/20 to around 15,000 tonnes a year in 2024/25. It launched it’s climate action plan which talks about use of council owned property for green energy generation, retrofitting all public buildings to be energy efficient and installing a district heat network. The plan also supports the Manchester Tree Action Plan which is setting out to plant 1,000 new trees, 1,000 new hedge trees and four community orchards a year. This will include planting in parks and council-owned spaces.