GREATER Manchester has been ranked as one of just 43 cities and regions on the international A-list for combatting climate change.

Charity The Carbon Disclosure Project ranked 920 cities, states and regions worldwide on the basis of their data on tacking global warming in 2018.

Its analysis showed that Greater Manchester has made progress towards the ambitious yet realistic goals that it has set in adapting to and mitigating the effects of climate change.

The city-region submits a CDP report annually, and this year reported the wide-ranging strategic plans that are in place to ensure actions being taken will reduce the impact of climate change and its effects on residents and businesses.

Mayor Andy Burnham said: “We’ve been very clear in setting out our ambitions for de-carbonising our economy here in Greater Manchester, and this latest analysis shows that our city-region is one of those leading the way globally in recognising and tackling the climate emergency."