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News analysis: How Greater Manchester is aiming for a green revolution

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Andy Burnham wants to make Greater Manchester the country’s first zero-carbon city region, writes Catherine Early

Andy Burnham has a bold vision for Greater Manchester – to make it the country’s first zero-carbon city region, with an ambitious target date of 2040. The UK as a whole has targeted an 80 per cent reduction by 2050.Burnham, elected Mayor of Manchester in May 2017, has devolved planning powers that include developing a spatial framework for the city region, which must be agreed by........
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