Practice case study

Applying Climate Just in Greater Manchester

New Economy, the Greater Manchester Combined Authority’s policy and research arm, embedded data from Climate Just into their bespoke local interactive mapping system ‘MappingGM’, and made this combined data available to the public. The combined mapping layers were also used to assess the climate vulnerability of over 1,000 sites that were submitted as potential development sites for the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework. The overall objectives were not to reduce social justice and vulnerability directly, but rather to consider data on flood exposure and vulnerability themes as part of the suite of factors which influence development decisions.

Local Authority