The latest (June) Manchester Climate Monthly is out now!!!
Also, with the departure of MCFly co-editor Arwa Aburawa for wealthier climes (London), volunteering for MCFly becomes even more attractive (everyone knows she was the bad cop in the good cop/bad cop dyad, no?) firstname.lastname@example.org for more details
Wanna flex your creative muscles, and maybe win £200? Here’s the details of our short story contest all sorted. Two thousand words (in English) on the subject “Manchester (UK) in a warmer world.”
Coming up this week
Tues 11th, 6.45pm to 9pm Manchester Friends of the Earth Full Group Meeting, Greenfish Resource Centre, Oldham St. http://manchesterfoe.org.uk/
Wednesday 12th June 3.30pm ‘From Here to 2050: Low-Carbon Energy System Trajectories for the UK’ by Professor Paul Ekins, Director of the UCL Institute for
Sustainable Resources at University College London on (room C1, George Begg Building, Sackville Street).
From Here to 2050: Low-Carbon Energy System Trajectories for the UK Professor Paul Ekins, Professor of Resources and Environmental Policy, Director of the UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources at University College London (biography attached)
Over the last eight years the UK MARKAL energy system model has been used to deliver insights into how a low-carbon energy system for the UK might develop and how it might look in 2050. This seminar will give an overview of four scenario sets from the model that were used for this purpose, carried out by different modelling teams at different times with changes in assumptions. The results that emerge are fascinating in both their differences and their similarities, the former showing some of the key uncertainties in how the UK energy system might develop, and the latter giving more robust insights into some of the things that will need to happen if the UK’s carbon targets are to be met. The seminar will explore these necessary developments and speculate about the policies that might be needed to bring them about.
Thursday 13th June, 12pm to 2pm In Place of Growth: What new thinking and language do we need to revitalize local economies? Room AG9, Ellen Wilkinson Building University of Manchester, Oxford Road. Building No 77 on campus map: http://www.manchester.ac.uk/medialibrary/maps/campusmap.pdf
See steadystatemanchester.net for more info
Thurs 13th June, 6pm to 8.30pm North West Sustainable Business Quarterly “The sustainability specialist – the conscience of the business?”
Location: Bruntwood’s City Tower
Thursday 13 7pm – 9pm Manchester Green Party policy event “Democracy, Education, Justice, Services” Help form the basis for the manifesto for 2014. Free event at the Friends Meeting House, open to everyone.
Thu 13 Jun, 7pm to 8.30pm : Manchester Friends of the Earth climate campaign meeting; “Our monthly climate campaign meeting at which we’ll be catching up on the latest news about the Clean British Energy campaign and planning a new campaign aimed at greening rented homes. If you’d like to join us, please text Ali on 07786 090520 so we know to expect you.” Green Fish Resource Centre, 46-50 Oldham St, Manchester M4 1LE
Stories you may have missed on the MCFly website
- Upcoming Event: “Food Inc” film showing Tues 18th June #Manchester
- Upcoming event: “Towards a Sustainable Economic System” Tues 23rd July
- Steering Group farce somehow becomes more farcical #Manchester #climate #acretinfuture
- National level: Which GM MPs voted how on Clean Energy? #CleanBritishEnergy
- Very cross post: Of Mervyn King, the Co-op and the City Council’s Airport follies
- Upcoming Event: “Planning for Low Carbon Living” #free #climate Sat 6th July #Manchester
- Polar Bear Facepalm: decarbonisation target nixxed. #energybill #epicfail
- #Manchester City Council faces closure threat in cuts crisis
- Upcoming Event: Low-Carbon Energy Trajectories #manchester #climate Weds June 12 #Tyndall