Greater Manchester Low Carbon Investment Pipeline

Project information

Index: 1024R4
Acronym:Regions4GreenGrowth (R4GG)
Priority:2: Environment and risk prevention
Sub Theme:Energy and sustainable transport
Location UNITED KINGDOM NORTH WEST Oldham Greater Manchester Start/End date of the practice
Start: September 2011
End: ongoing

Topic of the practice

Development of a sustainable investment programme

Good Practice Information

Greater Manchester has set a 48% CO2 reduction target by 2020. Since there was a greater chance to meet the 48% target if a larger scale programme were developed, instead of individual projects, the Greater Manchester pipeline was developed, targeting project development in 3 classes; residential, non-residential buildings and infrastructure. The work of the pipeline consist of identification/prioritisation of projects, identification/funding for a team to support the GM authorities in the development and delivery of pipeline projects and development of an investment framework to deliver a coordinated approach to public and private sector funding. The approach is expected to add significant economic value and employment to the region and reduce CO2 from existing buildings by 1.8 million tonnes.

Evidence of success

Though the GP is still in full development, it can already been seen as successful, since a joint venture with the UK Green Investment Bank has been signed and Greater Manchester is now seen to be leading this work in the UK and also gathering an international reputation for its novel approach. A number of projects have already been undertaken on 5 housing retrofit projects and 3 completed hydro projects.

Contact details to obtain further information on the practice

Steve Turner

New Economy


Annex completed on: 09-19-2012

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