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Monthly Magazine/newsletter about all things climate and resilience in Greater Manchester.

Professor Kevin Anderson on climate change, the Paris meeting etc (video interview)

We need a low carbon culture (and we need you to help define it first). And part of a low carbon culture is going to be paying attention to the science – the amount of carbon dioxide we have been … Continue reading

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Why we ignore movement-building. No, CLIMATE CHANGE, why we ignore CLIMATE change….

Jonathan Atkinson reports. Mon 27 October 2014 at Blackwell’s Bookshop, The Precinct Centre, Oxford Road, Manchester Part of Manchester Science Festival We’ve all been there. An engaging dinner party, a warm family event. Conversation ranges from what you’re driving these … Continue reading

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“What IS a low carbon culture?” – what should the report look like

The People’s Environmental Scrutiny Team is throwing together another report. Who is in this team? Er, you and your friends, and friends you’ve not yet met. As long as you’re someone who thinks climate change is a real (big) problem, … Continue reading

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Upcoming “Policy Week” events – of trade deals and arsenic

Both as part of University of Manchester’s* Policy Week Manchester Policy Week: The Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership: Cash Bonanza or Risky Deal? on Tuesday, 4 November 2014 from 19:00 to 21:00 & Manchester Policy Week: Poisoning the world’s poor: … Continue reading

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Making Food Fair – Exploring solutions to the many faces of food poverty

Saturday 22nd  November Federation House, Manchester The increasing use of Foodbanks has made headline news, but our food system perpetuates other kinds of poverty as well. While families struggle to feed themselves, farming and the food sector are reliant on poverty … Continue reading

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Democracy in Manchester – the grubby grubby reality

There is a “Manchester Leadership Forum”. Bet you didn’t know that, did you? But you can’t go to it, and when it runs workshops about creating a new “community strategy” those workshops are a) very poorly attended, and b) there … Continue reading

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Scrutiny Week October 2014 #Manchester City Council

As ever, there is no single official page where you can find out what items are being discussed at the six scrutiny committee meetings being held this week.  (Manchester City Council, with 95 of its 96 councillors belonging to the … Continue reading

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