Cost savings achieved in businesses, by improving environmental performance
Greater Manchester has set ambitious targets to achieve a 48% reduction in carbon emissions by 2020 against 1990 levels. Seizing the potential of green technologies and services and increased resource efficiency forms a key pillar of the city region’s economic strategy. These commitments require comprehensive action, including supporting businesses within a context of severe market failure which are outlined below:
The green technologies and services sector in Greater Manchester is an increasingly important part of the local economy. Here are some key facts about the sector from 2012/13.