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RESIN City Assessment Report - Greater Manchester


RESIN is a 3.5-year EU-funded interdisciplinary research project investigating climate resilience in European cities. Four city assessment reports written on the RESIN cities Bratislava, Bilbao, Greater Manchester and Paris will allow the cities as well as RESIN project partners to assess which adaptation and critical infrastructure protection strategies, plans and measures are already in place or planned as well as enable the local government and the stakeholders to better understand each city’s needs in the adaptation and critical infrastructure protection process.

This report outlines the work that has been done to date in the field of climate change adaptation and resilience in Greater Mancher. It also looks at the characteristics of the city-region that may make it susceptible to harm from extreme weather events, and the factors that influence the city-region’s capacity to adapt. Key messages include:

  • there is demonstrable political commitment towards building resilience and adapting to the changing climate across the city-region; 
  • a complicated and evolving governance structure, with new powers for the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA), can support the climate change agenda locally;
  • a legal and political mandate exists to act, with supportive policies and strategies at multiple levels of government;
  • there is a complicated landscape of numerous public and private stakeholders involved in CIP and urban climate change adaptation and resilience more broadly;
  • Greater Manchester faces some significant deprivation issues in certain parts of the city-region that have a bearing on the vulnerability of some residents to the changing climate.

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Published in Climate-ADAPT Mar 15 2018   -   Last Modified in Climate-ADAPT Mar 04 2020

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