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The Challenge of Clean Growth and Clean Cities

Manchester Metropolitan University via FutureLearn


Explore one of the ten pillars of the industrial strategy

On this course, you’ll explore the latest research that’s contributing to the decarbonisation of the UK.

You’ll explore the current targets which are forecast to be met using technologies and solutions such as hydrogen in the gas network and large-scale deployment of fuel cells.

You’ll learn about the future green skills economy and equip yourself with the skills to be part of the workforce that helps regions achieve their carbon net zero targets.

You’ll also consider the impact of the successful meeting of these targets on climate change and sustainable industrial development.

The course is designed for anyone with an interest in learning more about smart cities, clean growth, and industry 4.0.

It will be particularly useful for anyone looking at courses for developing their careers in this emerging economy or those with a genuine learning need to become more literate on the topic (eg if you’ve already attended carbon literacy training).

It will also be useful for researchers who want to showcase their expertise in working in the clean growth areas and entities with a desire to educate on their plans to achieve net zero carbon targets.


  • What is the challenge of clean growth?
    • Introduction
    • The challenge
    • The problem
    • The solution
  • The pathway to a cleaner city
    • The technology
    • The trends
    • Research and skills
    • Climate change

Taught by

Emily Webb


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