Upcoming Event: “Cities and Climate Change: Resilience and Responding to the Urban Challenge” #Manchester Thurs 12th Dec

Mobilising who for what,eh?

It’s just wonderful that they have asked Steady State Manchester, Friends of the Earth, Manchester Climate Monthly and  the people who put together the “Call to Real Action” that actually forced the Council to do the Manchester Climate Change Action Plan in a stakeholderly way to give presentations and  to be present and respond.

It’s just wonderful that they have scheduled a session that looks at why the wheels have come off – why the Climate Change Action Plan has only 220 signatories (target 1000), why after 4 years only 2 implementation plans have even been written, why the City Council has had to hire consultants to create its own 3 year plan, why the adaptation agenda crashed to a halt in 2011 etc etc etc.

If they hadn’t invited the outsiders and also scheduled that session, then cynics might have thought that this was just another box-ticking exercise so a bunch of bureaucrats could mutually- powerpoint a bunch of academics with a token business person or so and then allow everyone to convince themselves that they are actually helping this city prepare for the coming horrorshows.


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Was print format from 2012 to 13. Now web only. All things climate and resilience in (Greater) Manchester.
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