Belfast, Dublin, the Liverpool City Region and Greater Manchester have today (30 March) announced a new partnership to cooperate on climate action and net zero innovation. The announcement comes at the end of a three-day joint mission by Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham and Liverpool City Region Mayor Steve Rotheram.

Joint statement from Belfast, Dublin, Greater Manchester and the Liverpool City Region

Belfast, Dublin, Liverpool City Region and Greater Manchester, with a collective population of over 5 million, will come together to form a cooperative partnership to develop practical approaches to accelerate the delivery of net-zero commitments in our cities and city regions.

Climate change is the greatest challenge facing our nations and our planet. That is why, we have developed ambitious climate agendas to become more equitable, fairer, prosperous and greener cities. Each of us are committed to the protection of our economies and our people and we are firmly of the view that working together will give us the best chance of realising the benefits of transitioning to a low carbon economy.

To achieve these goals, we are committed to:

  • Sharing best practices, knowledge and experience;
  • Connecting organisations and facilitating R&D, business and investment collaborations; and
  • Coordinating joint participation at events (including the Net Zero Summit in June 2022) and hosting, where necessary, incoming delegations.


Article Published: 30/03/2022 11:30 AM