Tyndall Manchester had a leading role at this year’s Greater Manchester Green Summit.
27 March 2019
Professor Carly McLachlan presented Tyndall’s work on setting carbon budgets for Greater Manchester at the event’s main session.
Greater Manchester’s climate change ambition is at the core of the Green Summit. Through the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy funded SCATTER (Setting City Area Targets and Trajectories for Emissions Reduction) project, Tyndall Manchester collaborated with Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) and Anthesis Group to develop a climate change strategy for GMCA compatible with the UN Paris Agreement. The Paris Agreement is the world’s commitment to holding global average temperature rise to well below 2ºC above pre-industrial levels to reduce climate change impacts on natural and human systems. The carbon budgets set for GMCA are based on Tyndall Manchester’s world leading expertise on carbon budgets and meet GMCA’s goal of setting targets in keeping with GM playing a fair role in meeting the objectives of the Paris Agreement. Work at Tyndall Manchester on the SCATTER project was led by Carly McLachlan, Kevin Anderson, Jaise Kuriakose and John Broderick.
Tyndall Manchester’s carbon budgets are at the heart of the Green Summit. Carly’s speech and the Tyndall Manchester information stall at the event are part of ongoing engagement to support Greater Manchester in responding to ambitious and challenging carbon targets.