Manchester Climate nuggets 21st May 2012

Hi all,

hope you’re all well.  Please do read the story before this one on the site – Manchester City Council is going to be releasing a report about Steady State Economics soon. This is, I think, a Big Deal, regardless of what conclusions the report actually comes to.  More later.

In the meantime, as ever, we want your news and views and your spare hours of time here and there.  If you want to volunteer, get in touch! mcmonthly@gmail.com

Marc Hudson

Coming up this week

Weds 23 May  First meetings of two rejigged Manchester City Council Scrutiny Committees – “Economy” and “Communities”.  The Economy is going to be having a “Sustainable Economic Development” meeting in June!

Friday 25 May – Climate Jobs Caravan events
In Manchester the caravan will be in Piccadilly Gardens 11am to 3.30. All Saints from 4.15 till 6pm. The evening meeting will be at the Friends Meeting House (M2 5NS) from 7-9pm. Speakers will include Sir Richard Leese, Martin Empson from the Campaign against Climate Change and Hannah Thomas from the Otesha Project in London. We will argue that one million climate jobs could be created, cutting CO2 emissions by 80%, and we will call on the government to set up a National Climate Service (NCS) to invest in climate jobs.

Sat 26, 11am to 11pm ECODAYA “12 non stop hours of sustainable salsa fun” The Lifestyle Centre, Wythenshawe, M22 1QW

Stories you may have missed on the MCFly website

Lessons we like to pretend we’ve learned
We can’t pretend we’ve learnt any this week.

Paid gigs!
Job Alert: Herbie Coordinator

National News
Caroline Lucas not standing to be leader of the Green Party again
The Committee on Climate Change release their Local Authority advice. All of which – and it kills us to type this – Manchester City Council is already doing.

16 May William Hague, foreign minister, has been warning Dave C about the threats to Britain’s clean tech (green/low carbon) industries) because of ministers’ “failure to make the case vigorously”

17 May Britain’s first geoengineering experiment – spraying water into the atmosphere from a tethered balloon, is cancelled.

19 May The Financial Times reports that ex-minister Peter Hain is backing another Severn Estuary tidal power thingie.
Things worth reading
Local film-maker and artist Erinma Ochu on a resilience self-audit.

Scary Science
Arctic melt releasing ancient methane by Peter Black (BBC)

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