Climate change adaptation strategy

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Dear Manchester City Council,

1) Do you have a Climate Change Adaptation Strategy and/or Policy (or similar)? If so please attach.

2) Has this document been adopted by Council or Cabinet (or similar), if so, when?

3) Has a Councillor been assigned to champion this Strategy/Policy (or similar), if so, who?

4) Is the strategy/policy (or similar) supported by an action/programme/project plan? If so, please attach.

5) Is this plan delivering on time and to budget?

6) What are those timescales and budget?

7) Are progress reports provided to Cabinet/Council (or similar), if so, please attach.

Yours faithfully,

Tom Cole

Manchester City Council

Dear Mr Cole

Re: Request for Information - Reference No: NBH/9GEF83

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Manchester City Council

Dear Mr Cole,

Re: - Freedom of Information Request – Reference Number: NBH/9GEF83

Thank you for your request for information, which was received by
Manchester City Council on 14 February 2014. The Council has considered
the information requested and is satisfied that it falls within the broad
definition of “environmental information” in the Environmental Information
Regulations 2004 (EIR). The Council has therefore considered your request
for information under the provisions of the EIR.

I set out below your request for information and the Council’s response to
your request:

1. Do you have a Climate Change Adaptation Strategy and/or Policy (or
similar)? If so please attach.

The City of Manchester has a stakeholder-led climate change action plan
– Manchester: A Certain Future (MACF). MACF sets out four objectives for
the city to achieve by 2020:
41% CO2 reduction (from 2005 levels)
Establishing a low carbon culture
Preparing for and adapting to a changing climate
Transition to a low carbon economy

http://www.manchesterclimate.com

MACF is a stakeholder plan for the city, produced on the basis that all
stakeholders have a part to play in its delivery. Manchester City
Council has committed to contribute to the delivery of MACF through it's
Climate Change Delivery Plan 2010-20, with more specific details
provided in the Annual Carbon Reduction Plans produced for the years
2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13 and 2013/14, and the Climate Change Delivery
Plan 2014/15-2016/17.
www.manchester.gov.uk

Through the Core Cities partnership, Manchester City Council is also
currently working with Government to deliver the priorities activities
set out in the National Adaptation Plan (NAP).
https://www.gov.uk/government/publicatio...

2. Has this document been adopted by Council or Cabinet (or similar), if
so, when?

MACF was endorsed by Manchester City Council’s Executive Committee in
November 2009. The Council's Climate Change Delivery Plan was approved
by the Executive Committee in October 2010, and the Climate Change
Delivery Plan 2014/15-2016/17 was approved in February 2014.

3. Has a Councillor been assigned to champion this Strategy/Policy (or
similar), if so, who?

Climate change is included in the portfolio of the Executive Member for
Environment, Councillor Kate Chappell.

4. Is the strategy/policy (or similar) supported by an
action/programme/project plan? If so, please attach.

The City Council has committed to support the delivery of MACF in two
key ways, firstly by becoming an exemplar authority to provide
leadership to the city and secondly to use its role and powers to
support and enable other stakeholders to play their part in the delivery
of MACF. Further detail is provided in the Climate Change Action Plan
2014/15-2016/17, which was approved by the Council’s Executive in
February 2014.
http://www.manchester.gov.uk/meetings/me...

This plan was preceded by annual plans for 2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13 and
2013/14, which are also available from www.manchester.gov.uk

5. Is this plan delivering on time and to budget?

The Climate Change Action Plan 2014/15-2016/17 is the most up-to-date
plan setting out the Council's commitments on climate change. It is
being delivered on time and on budget.

6. What are those timescales and budget?

The Climate Change Action Plan 2014/15-2016/17 contains 34 specific
actions, each with their own bespoke timescales. Budgets are allocated
on a project-by-project basis, subject to business case. Budget
monitoring is undertaken on a project-by-project basis.

7. Are progress reports provided to Cabinet/Council (or similar), if so,
please attach.

Progress reports are provided to the Council's Environmental Strategy
Programme Board (
http://www.manchester.gov.uk/info/500117...
), Neighbourhoods Overview and Scrutiny Committee (
http://www.manchester.gov.uk/meetings/co...
) and Executive Committee (
http://www.manchester.gov.uk/meetings/co...)

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Yours sincerely

Jessica Bowles
Head of Policy, Partnerships and Research

Growth and Neighbourhoods Directorate
Research and Performance
Manchester City Council
PO Box 532, Town Hall
Manchester, M60 2LA

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