Published: 12th Apr 2019

11 partner organisations in Greater Manchester have signed a £4m EU contract for a project which looks to develop innovative ways of financing natural solutions that deliver resilience to the effects of climate change. Ignition, which is supported by the Greater Manchester Combined Authority, the University of Manchester and City of Trees, amongst others, will run for three years with partners identifying sites within the region where natural capital climate adaptation projects can manage urban flood and overheating risks. The Combined Authority said they believe solutions lie in ‘substantial’ retrofit programmes of urban green infrastructure as well as slowing the flow of excess water caused by extreme weather events. It’s hoped these nature-based solutions will also help to improve air quality, the visibility of the region, increase the level of biodiversity within an urban environment and help to improve the health and well-being of citizens. Greater Manchester has faced more extreme … (To read the full article, subscribe below)