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Manchester: A Certain Future 2013 Conference


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The presentations from the 4 March 2013 conference for Manchester's Climate Change Action Plan featuring presentations from the cities of Manchester, Leeds and Liverpool on what they're doing to tackle climate change.

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Manchester: A Certain Future 2013 Conference

  1. 1. #MACF2013
  2. 2. Steve ConnorChair, MACF Steering Group
  3. 3. Phil MurphySustainability Manager, Carillion
  4. 4. A word from our sponsors
  5. 5. Say hello...
  6. 6. Sir Richard LeeseLeader, Manchester City Council
  7. 7. Cities as Leaders
  8. 8. 2013: State of the City
  9. 9. Original ModernLow Carbon City.
  10. 10. Carbon trends 10,000Carbon Dioxide Emissions (MtC) 8000 6000 4000 2000 1750 1800 1850 1900 1950 2000 (Graph adapted from Kevin Year Anderson/Tyndall Centre)
  11. 11. Carbon Targets for 2050UK 80%EU 60-80%Bali 50%
  12. 12. Cities hold the key“The Top 20 cities in the UK are responsible for morethan 20% of national carbon emissions and more than20% of energy consumption, so local action by citieswill be vital if we are to meet the UK national target of80% reduction on 1990 levels by 2050.”RICS 2012
  13. 13. A Certain Future
  14. 14. Manchester: A Certain Future•41% carbon reduction •Low carbon thinking by 2020, relative to embedded in our 2005 levels, and; operations and lifestyles.
  15. 15. Greater Manchester StrategyShift to a low carboneconomy for GM to establishlong-term sustainableeconomic growth.At the same time asachieving a 48% reductionin CO2 emissions by 2020,from 1990 levels (40% from2005).Approved in July 2011.
  16. 16. How are we doing? 7.4t 7.4t 7t 6.9t 6t 6.1t 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  17. 17. Plans & actions since 2009Action Plans Sector plans• Both universities • Retrofit Strategy (GM)• The Co-operative • EcoCities (adaptation strategy, GM)• Siemens• City Council • Green Infrastructure Plan (GM & Manchester)• Bruntwood • Energy Plan (GM)• Housing Associations • GMCCS Implementation Plan• Environmental Business (GM) Pledge + 60% in 3 years – over 1,800 businesses. • Low carbon hub/green economy
  18. 18. Reasons to be cheerful
  19. 19. Buildings
  20. 20. Carbon Co-op
  21. 21. 75,000 ‘Toasty’ interventions
  22. 22. Since 2009, 32 high schools andacademies have completedcapital projects under BSF andfour new primary schools havebeen built.
  23. 23. MMU carbonemissions down by18.5% over 5 years
  24. 24. BuildingsNHS Commercial property•Carbon management plans •More work needed but and coordinated activities successful MACF offshoot through MACF NHS Group. event in 2012.•University Hospital South Manchester awarded Britain’s Greenest Hospital for reducing carbon emissions by 28% over 5 years.
  25. 25. BuildingsExemplar buildings Green Deal•Two iconic buildings – one •Housing Associations and new build, one retrofit – Councils across GM have completing in 2013: the Co- developed a Housing Retrofit op’s NOMA and the Council’s Strategy and agreed the basis refurbished Town Hall of a GM Green Deal Extension and Central programme to launch in 2013. Library. •Also been given a ‘go early’ approval from government.
  26. 26. Manchester Art Gallery -energy consumption of gallerylighting down by 60-70%.
  27. 27. Midland Hotel - Engagingstaff, guests and suppliers onsustainability.10%+ year on year energysaving through newequipment.Green roof full of herbs!Waste Management is to getto 100% separation.
  28. 28. Energy
  29. 29. Co-operative GroupCIS Tower - Europe’slargest vertical solararray.
  30. 30. Carbon Co-op + Unicorn
  31. 31. EnergySolar Photovoltaics Heat networks• Over 2,000 solar panel • Proposals around Town Hall; installations registered for the Corridor, and East Manchester. Feed-In-Tariff since April 2010. Energy centres and CHPSmart Grids & Meters • Low carbon energy centres,• Energy monitors in around 400 including NOMA. households and 100 businesses, public buildings Energy Plan and on loan from libraries. • High level plan completed for Greater Manchester in 2012.
  32. 32. Transport
  33. 33. TransportMetrolink Cycling• New lines and stops, and new • City cycle centres, cycle training vehicles brought into service. and grants for employers and user groups.Green Buses Smart Ticketing• 200 ‘green’ buses (mainly hybrids) introduced since 2009. • Integrated smart ticketing will be introduced over next fewCar journeys years starting with Metrolink• Number of car trips into city centre has fallen from 37% in 2006 to 28% in 2012.
  34. 34. 160 charging posts as part of Greater Manchester’s Plugged in Places programme.
  35. 35. Green & blue spaces
  36. 36. Manchester has more Green Red Rose ForestFlag parks than any other cityin the UK.
  37. 37. Green spacesResearch Tree planting• EcoCities and GRABS projects. • Since 2009, more than 26,600 trees had been planted,GI policies including 26 new community orchards and fruit tree groves.• Incorporated into Council’s statutory Core Strategy Third Sector Planning Document. • Red Rose Forest andBaseline data Groundwork continue to green the city, from tree planting• Detailed baseline of all the city’s through to our first ‘Meanwhile’ G&B has now been established. food growing projects.
  38. 38. Sustainable Consumption
  39. 39. Culture shiftManchester Carbon Literacy Carbon budgets• A day’s ‘climate change’ training for • City Council has begun to use data all residents and employees, 50 from energy bills to allocate carbon pilot projects have been undertaken budgets to departments, embedding and MCL publicly launched. this as part of the organisation’s business planning process.Schools ‘Green’ events• 78 of the city’s 165 schools have been actively involved in the Eco- • The city to establish itself as an Schools programme. internationally recognised sustainable destination by 2020.
  40. 40. Sustainable FoodFood Futures partnership Forgotten Fields (GM)• Growing Manchester, a Food • A collection of projects looking Baseline Study and exemplar at the regions food heritage. project at New Smithfield Markets. GM Land Army• A Low Carbon menu and audit • An army of volunteers to has been undertaken by support local organic growers Manchester Fayre. and farmers.• Meat Free Mondays and a Manchester Veg People (GM) further 20% reduction in Meat and Dairy in Primary Schools. • A new collective of local organic farmers & growers.
  41. 41. Adaptation
  42. 42. But...
  43. 43. The Plan Updated
  44. 44. Headline aimsSave more than 30,000 tonnes Increase knowledge, researchof CO2 emissions from and delivery of renewabledomestic properties by 2015 energy technologies;Double that target for the Understanding and planningperiod 2015 to 2017. of the city’s energy needs and opportunities; andCollaboration between buildingowners, occupants and energy Application of digitalservices companies to reduce technologies for energyemissions from community, management.public and communitybuildings by 5% per year.
  45. 45. Headline aimsTo continue the improvement Ensure the city’s green andof sustainable public transport blue infrastructure is providingservices within and to and from optimal benefits to the city inthe city, and to create a terms of quality of life, climateplatform for substantial change adaptation, and widerincreases in journeys on foot, social, economic andby bike and by electric vehicle environmental the period 2016 to 2020. To increase the number of organisations who are actively engaged in sustainable consumption and production activity.
  47. 47. 2013: State of the City
  48. 48. Workshop One.
  49. 49. Workshop formatBuildings Sustainable Consumption and ProductionEnergy CultureTransportGreen and Blue
  50. 50. Workshop format1. Introduction •What are group •What barriers members need to be2. Practitioner currently doing overcome toInput in this area? achieve this?3. Working •What do they •A considerationtogether feel inspired to of the resources do in addition? available.
  51. 51. Break.
  52. 52. Mark Knowles Head of Low Carbon at  Liverpool City RegionLocal Economic Partnership
  53. 53. A Liverpool City Region Perspective Mark Knowles Head of Low Carbon Economy
  54. 54. Thank you Manchesterfrom the Liverpool City Region…
  55. 55. From the streets of Manchester…..….Via Runcorn To the streets of Liverpool…..
  56. 56. LCR Low Carbon:Same but different…..Implementing national policiesExploiting our advantagesoMarine EnergyoH2HuboSEAPoProject ViridisoPortCentric logisticsoIFB:14
  57. 57. Visitor Economy Knowledge Economy 100,000+ jobsLow Carbon Economy SuperPort
  58. 58. £110 billion of investmentexpected in UKwaters by 2020
  59. 59. Offshore Wind Opportunity: For the LCR to act as the principal West Coast offshore wind manufacturing, installation, operating and maintenance centre serving the £18bn investment in the Irish Sea and wider UK and global offshore opportunities. Hundreds of jobs already created by Cammell Laird, RWE, DONG, Iberdrola and ABB in installing and servicing current offshore wind farms
  60. 60. Tidal and Wave Energy Opportunities: Power from the Mersey – The UK’s most advanced Tidal Energy Scheme - 700MW potential. UK Western Approaches – Most of Europe’s best wave energy locations with LCR universities and Cammell Laird already engaged Future opportunities for research, investment, manufacture, installation and maintenance
  61. 61. Hydrogen Network Opportunities: Work underway to create one of Europe’s largest integrated H2 clusters focused on fuel cell vehicles and static power. Opportunity for the LCR to take a leading global position in the development of sustainable H2 production and applications. Development underway for a hydrogen supply network centred on Ineos Chlor in Runcorn including filling stations and H2 wells at The Heath and SciTech Daresbury
  62. 62. Sustainable Energy Opportunity: Sustainable Energy Action Plan has identified over £500m of decentralised energy projects including heat networks across the City Region. Delivery of sustainable energy alongside £1bn investment by Scottish Power in the City Region’s energy infrastructure over the next 10 years will create a more robust energy system and several thousand jobs in construction operation and maintenance.
  63. 63. Project Viridis Opportunity: Retrofitting - Roll-out of energy efficiency measures in existing properties stimulated by Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation (ECO) incentives – including heating systems, solid wall insulation, double glazing Microgeneration - photo voltaic and other renewable energy technologies to residential and commercial buildings using UK Government incentives Opportunities for renewable technology manufacturers, suppliers and installers
  64. 64. Melanie TaylorGreen Economy Lead Leeds City Region
  65. 65. Melanie Taylor Green Economy LeadLeeds City Region
  66. 66. Leeds City Region –the place
  67. 67. An energy An energyintensive intensiveeconomy… economy…
  68. 68. Reduceemissions40% by2020Leeds City Region - a world class low carbon economy
  69. 69. A new kind of leadership: LEPs“Urgent action is needed to rebuild local economies so thateconomic opportunities spread across the country.The solution needs to be local - we know that when councilsand local business work hand in hand they can drive economicgrowth together and places can be transformed. By giving up central control we will put democratic accountability back into the local economy making it responsive to the needs of local business and local people.”
  70. 70. A new kind of leadership: LEPs
  71. 71. A new kind of leadership: LEPs • Low Carbon Infrastructure • Supporting through the transition • Growing the sector
  72. 72. A new opportunity for investment
  73. 73. Our Opportunities…
  74. 74. Our opportunities…
  75. 75. Our opportunities…
  76. 76. Our opportunities…
  77. 77. So, what do we want?...• Fuel poverty eradicated?• A resilient energy infrastructure for the future?• A zero carbon energy infrastructure?• A circular energy infrastructure?• A decentralised energy infrastructure?• Growth of a revolving income?
  78. 78. A new kind of leadership: LEPs • Low Carbon Infrastructure • Supporting through the transition • Growing the sector
  79. 79. Supporting business…
  80. 80. Leading the Green Deal
  81. 81. Consistent offer on commercial
  82. 82. It’s not just about mitigating….
  83. 83. Melanie Taylor Green Economy LeadLeeds City Region
  84. 84. Workshop Two.
  85. 85. Workshop formatBuildings Sustainable Consumption and ProductionEnergy CultureTransportGreen and Blue
  86. 86. Workshop format1. Introduction •What are group •What barriers members need to be2. Practitioner currently doing overcome toInput in this area? achieve this?3. Working •What do they •A considerationtogether feel inspired to of the resources do in addition? available.
  87. 87. Wrap.
  88. 88. Thank you