The Greater Manchester Low Carbon Hub (LCH) is a partnership of local government, businesses and the third sector in Greater Manchester aiming to reduce Greater Manchester’s carbon footprint.
It’s slightly pale, and very carbon illiterate.
Its next meeting is on April 1st 10am-noon at the scrutiny room of Manchester Town Hall (go to the side entrance, then up the stone spiral stair case and across the walkway). The meeting is open for any Greater Manchester resident to attend – you don’t need to book, you don’t need permission. However, it is a meeting in public, not a public meeting – i.e., you can watch but not speak.
All the papers for the meeting are available here:
Here are some details a MCFly reader picked out from the documents that will be discussed.
*The reports contain, at their very core, a 1.68 million tonnes of CO2 gap between the targeted reduction by 2020 across GM and what LCH expect will actually be emitted. This gap has been known about for months and it seems LCH has done nothing to address this.
*5.Air-Quality consultation. This consultation acknowledges the 1.68 million tonnes of CO2 overshoot mentioned above. The consultation, worryingly, states that reduction in NO2 will be the short term focus of TfGM, with CO2 being more of a longer-term focus (paragraph 4.12).
*7. Climate Change. Has at the end some interesting post-2020 potential targets which go further than the current targets, in light of Paris’ 1.5 C warming target. Now is the time for activists in the area to demand the more stricter targets are set and met.
*7.a Climate Change Annex. Continues the fantasy narrative of “Green Growth”