The Nature-based Solutions Evidence Base and the IGNITION Project



This webinar discusses the IGNITION project (https://www.greatermanchester-ca.gov.uk/what-we-do/environment/ignition/) and presents the nature-based solutions evidence base, created for the project in partnership between BITC and GMCA.

For any further information on being involved with IGNITION please contact Amanda Skeldon (Amanda.skeldon@bitc.org.uk)

BITC is one of 12 partners on the IGNITION project (https://www.greatermanchester-ca.gov.uk/what-we-do/environment/ignition/). This ground-breaking project that aims to develop innovative financing solutions for investment in Greater Manchester’s natural environment. This investment will help to build the city region’s ability to adapt to the increasingly extreme impacts of climate change.

BITC’s environment and sustainability agenda encourages innovative and transformational change at the core of business. We have three focus areas: net zero carbon; resource productivity and the circular economy; and water and healthy ecosystems.

On the latter we are supported by our Water Taskforce, a cross-sectoral group with members from the water, engineering, design, retail, construction, government sectors. BITC members and partner organisations collaborate around shared problems on water and the natural environment. By working collaboratively, we can deliver increased resilience of urban and rural landscapes, that protect natural assets, support wellbeing and help climate proof community and business assets.
This project, backed by €4.5 million from the EU’s Urban Innovation Actions initiative, brings together 12 partners from local government, universities, NGOs and business. The aim is to develop the first model of its kind that enables major investment in large-scale environmental projects which can increase climate resilience. By 2038 this will enable an increase in Greater Manchester’s urban green infrastructure coverage by 10% from a 2018 baseline.

For any further information on the nature-based solutions evidence base please contact Sam Hartley (Sam.hartley@bitc.org.uk). For information regarding being involved with IGNITION please contact Amanda Skeldon (Amanda.skeldon@bitc.org.uk)

Find out more about the IGNITION project – https://www.greatermanchester-ca.gov….
Find out more about BITC’s Water Taskforce – https://www.bitc.org.uk/leadership-te
Read more about Water Resilient Cities: The Business Case For Investing In Water Resilience In Greater Manchester – https://www.bitc.org.uk/report/water

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