MCFly climate bulletin #8, Dec 26 2011

Hi all,

Hope Santa brought you what you wanted, in his low carbon way.  Here’s an email bulletin to distract you from those repeating-on-you brussel sprouts and the Bond movie….

The first Manchester Climate Monthly (dead tree format) hits the streets … next Monday!! Please encourage your climate-concerned friends to take out a (free!!) subscription – via our subscribe page.
Here’s a 40 second video explaining the top ten reasons folks should subscribe
And follow us on twitter (@mcr_climate).

MCFly stories you may have missed

Lessons we like to believe we’ve learnt this week

The Planning Fallacy. Again.

Grab the money and run

Greenpeace job (in London, one year contract)

Oxfam job in Oxford
Location: London or Kent, UK.
Contract: 3 years, full-time.
Working arrangements: Working from home with weekly meetings near Canterbury, and with occasional travel to Africa, Asia or the Middle East.
Salary: £27,000 per annum, with additional benefits – including substantial pension contributions.
Closing date for applications:  5pm GMT on Friday January 6th 2012.

The Climate Parliament is a global network of legislators working to accelerate the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy.  We raise awareness among MPs of the dangers of global warming, and of the risks of relying on finite supplies of fossil fuels.  We support legislators in taking political, legislative and budgetary initiatives to promote solar, wind, hydroelectric, biomass, geothermal and other forms of renewable energy.

We begin a major new project in January 2012, working with democratically-elected members of parliament in Africa, South Asia and the Middle East. In these regions, as in others, we are stressing the importance of new grids to enable the transition to renewables

Local and Regional News

Dec 19  Manchester Airport Group announces increased profits and increased passenger numbers

Manchester City Council cycling consultation

National News

The EEF releases a report called “Green and Growth Solutions for Growing a Green Economy” saying “two-thrids of UK manufacturing companies see an emerging low-carbon economy as an opportunity, but only one in eight views Britian as a favourable place to invest in this area”

The High Court slaps the government over solar feed-in-tariff cuts, after Friends of the Earth and others mounted a legal challenge

Global News

The US and China have a grump about the European Union’s determination to slap carbon taxes on planes landing at EU airports.  Trade war looms?


Peak Oil – The Implications for Planning Policy : A Discussion Paper (pdf) published by the RTPI Development Planning Network and RTPI-TPS Transport Planning Network

MediaLens on the collapse in corporate media coverage of climate change.

Report: Professionals and Climate Change identifies best practice examples of climate leadership taken by professional associations and also invites professional associations to go further, challenging them to (amongst other things):

• Recognize the urgency of climate issues and engage in public policy decision-making;
• Require members to receive education and training on the implications of climate change for their professional work;
• Give direction to their members on best practices related to climate change; and
• Identify their members’ professional obligations in relation to climate change

Scary Science

How “skeptics” view temperature increase, versus how realists see it.

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