Monthly Archives: March 2015

Manchester Council abolishes Environmental Strategy Team, takes 6 weeks to issue statement

Manchester City Council is abolishing its Environmental Strategy Team. On January 26th we asked for a statement from the council about this, specifically “who will be overseeing the Council’s various environmental strategies such  as a) the Biodiversity Action Plan, which … Continue reading

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#Manchester Council to “scrutinise” #climate “action” “plan” tomorrow

Manchester Climate Monthly’s new reporter “A. Green” looks ahead to the meeting of the Neighbourhoods Scrutiny Committee (2pm Tuesday 10th March, Manchester Town Hall). Tomorrow, the Neighbourhoods scrutiny committee of Manchester City Council will be discussing the report “Manchester City … Continue reading

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Climate Change – the way ahead? (beyond #Manchester)

Marc Hudson on the current state of play in the United Kingdom. From the march last Saturday, to a historical digression, to Industry and Government to Paris. There was a climate march in London on the weekend, that the organisers … Continue reading

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Of marches, #emotathons and social movements #climate

There’s a march happening today in London, on climate change. There was a time I’d have gone, “on principle.”  Now, pretty much on principle, I won’t.  Here’s why; And emotathons? Oh, and screw Paris.

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Upcoming event: Global change scientists and the politics of planetary stewardship #Manchester Weds 11th March

Wednesday 11th March (location, HBS room 1.69/1.70, starting at 4pm): * Prof. Noel Castree (Department of Geography, SEED, University of Manchester) * Changing while standing still? Global change scientists and the politics of planetary stewardship * Chaired by Sarah Marie … Continue reading

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#Manchester City Council promises new Local Nature Reserve. Breaks promise.

In July 2013 Manchester City Council released  a “climate change action(sic) plan.”  It included this item – 4.57  The designation of one new Local Nature Reserve and one new Site of Biological Importance. In 2014 the council refused to release … Continue reading

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Council fails to complete its low carbon #climate plans, dodges question

Manchester City Council used to make its climate promises in July. In 2013 it promised, among many other things, there would be a “refresh of Low Carbon Plans, both top-down, at a Directorate level, and bottom-up, from an individual team … Continue reading

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#Manchester Scrutiny Week – On #climate – why flog a brain-dead horse?

So below you will find a list of the agendas of the so-called “Scrutiny” committees of Manchester City Council.  These committees, made up of ‘back-bench’ councillors (all Labour, of course) are supposed to keep tabs on Manchester City Council’s executive … Continue reading

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Video of Prof Matthew Paterson’s “Cultural Politics of #Climate” seminar in #Manchester

Professor Matthew Paterson gave a seminar on “the Cultural Politics” of Climate Change at the University of Manchester. See also this interview conducted via email before the event. This was part of the Sustainable Consumption Institute‘s external seminar series. Here … Continue reading

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