Monthly Archives: January 2016

#Manchester Council admits in breach of FoIA rules over carbon literacy #climate debacle

Manchester City Council has had to admit its failure to keep to the Freedom of Information Act rules. Almost a year ago it said it would provide the names of Councillors who had completed “carbon literacy” training, or explain why … Continue reading

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Global Justice Now #Manchester’s 2016 plans

We’re asking different groups to tell all about their plans for the coming year. So far Kindling Trust and Carbon Co-op have revealed all, while Green Party, Friends of the Earth, Steady State Manchester,and Reclaim the Power have kept schtum. … Continue reading

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PRESS RELEASE: Anti-fracking activists stop work at Carrington gas power station

Press Release ANTI-FRACKING ACTIVISTS STOP WORK AT CARRINGTON GAS POWER STATION For immediate release: Saturday, 16 January, 2016 Media Contact: / 07778169190 / @nodashforgas **Photos and interviews with protesters on site on social media and hi-def here** Early this morning, … Continue reading

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Learning adaptation from Mozambique. #Manchester lags behind… #LootingTIvoryTower

Manchester could learn from Mozambique is the message in this second “Looting the Ivory Tower” blog post. But do we have the either the humility and capacity to do so?  Jon Silver of Durham University reviews a really good academic … Continue reading

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Video: Kevin Anderson on denialism/skepticism,what is to be done, fracking etc.

The third and final video of the interview conducted with Professor Kevin Anderson in early January 2016. On “Denialism hasn’t gone away“

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Not what we were LED to believe – #Manchester City Council fails again on #climate.

Council bureaucrats have finally admitted that the plan to change the city’s streetlights to LEDs,  (first promised in 2012) which has been delayed by years, is not on track. This scheme, which is being financed by a private finance initiative … Continue reading

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Video: Professor Kevin Anderson on fossil fuel subsidies, regime resistance and optimism

Second part of the recent interview with Professor Kevin Anderson, touching on (false) optimism, fossil fuel subsidies (IMF 5.3 trillion subsidies),  regime resistance and coping strategies. Lissa Johnson’s article about optimism. That Machiavelli quote – There is nothing more difficult … Continue reading

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Video: Kevin Anderson on Paris, honesty and hope #COP21

Professor Kevin Anderson of the Tyndall Centre Manchester kindly agreed to a further interview.  In this first part we discuss the outcomes of the recent UN climate conference in Paris, the reality of fossil fuel subsidies and the signal the … Continue reading

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Carbon Co-op’s New Year Resolutions #Manchester #climate

Carbon Co-op‘s Jonathan Atkinson gives answers to the 11 questions that Manchester Climate Monthly has sent to a bunch of environmental groups (It’s also open to individuals…). 1. What is the purpose of your group? (three or four sentences) We … Continue reading

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Job Alert: Cafe Manager and Volunteer Development Co-ordinator South #Manchester

‘Home’ is a registered charity and community space, with a lovely little café at the heart of it. We’re located in the centre of Didsbury village in South Manchester, in the entrance space of Emmanuel Church. Our café is open … Continue reading

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