Annual Carbon Budget of City Council!!On Tuesday 16th July the Neighbourhoods Scrutiny Committee is "scheduled"* to examine the next City Council Annual Carbon Budget. MCFly is organising at pre-meeting at Friends Meeting House from 12.45pm. More details to follow * Last year's was delayed.
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“News” “flash”: MCFly editors not welcome at “Stakeholder” “Conference” – was it something we said? #Manchester #climate #farce
Have you signed up to attend the ever-shrinking Stakeholder “conference” (three and a half hours of dross?) Have you found out if you’re allowed to attend? We did, and … we’re not. Maybe something to do with asking all those … Continue reading
Imagine you are trying to galvanise people to take action on climate change and that part of this is to organise a big annual conference for “stakeholders.” Would you delay the details of time, venue and how to sign up … Continue reading
A peer-reviewed scientific study (1) has shown that a future city-wide climate conference will be ten minutes long, held in a favourite councillor wateringhole, and organised earlier in the afternoon via social media. The study’s author, Marc Hudson (BA, BSc, … Continue reading
They aren’t saying how they are deciding who has the “honour” of attending. Nice and transparent as ever. And it’s a great way to build momentum, isn’t it – to restrict what is supposed to be the pre-eminent climate event … Continue reading
Richard Leese, the leader of Manchester City Council, has a blog. The latest post on it makes mention of adaptation to climate change. We’ve posted the following question. Let’s see what happens… Welcome back, at the end of the blog … Continue reading
Newsflash: #Manchester Stakeholder Conference to be held on Monday 4th March. MCFly urges you not to bother booking annual leave NOW.
You may have read on the official website “manchesterclimate.com” that the Stakeholder Conference would be held on Friday 8th March. This was wrong. (1) You may have read in a report to Manchester City Council that the Stakeholder Conference would … Continue reading
Here’s a letter I sent in last Thursday about the Scrutiny Committee meeting on Tuesday 8th. Sadly it hasn’t made it in – but persistence is the name of the game when it comes to letters to the editor… It … Continue reading
UPDATE 7th January: The plot thickens! We have just stumbled upon a blog post, dated 17th December, on the official Steering Group website that states unequivocally that some of these questions below have been debated and agreed already at the … Continue reading
Newsflash: #Manchester Council committee to discuss #climate change and energy issues, Tues 8th January, 2pm
On Tuesday 8 January 2013 the Neighbourhoods Scrutiny Committee of Manchester City Council will discuss two report: one on the Manchester Climate Change “Action Plan (70 pages – see MCFly’s submission to the writers here), and another on the Greater … Continue reading
Attention Conservation Notice: This is an open letter to the Steering Group about their “refresh” of the Manchester Climate Change Action Plan. We know it will be ignored, but silence in the face of such disastrous inadequacy is complicity. And … Continue reading