Monthly Archives: April 2016

Upcoming Event: “Climate of Fear” 5/6 May, Contact Theatre, #Manchester

New production at Contact Theatre – looks fab.  You book here. Devised by the company in collaboration with poet, writer and director Zena Edwards, Climate of Fear looks at the emotion of anger through themes of climate justice, social inequality, … Continue reading

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Repost: “Final Barton Moss trial ends with not guilty verdicts”

Via the excellent “Salford Star” FINAL BARTON MOSS TRIAL ENDS WITH NOT GUILTY VERDICTS Star date: 27th April 2016 CALLS FOR PUBLIC INQUIRY AS FINAL THREE BARTON MOSS CHARGES QUASHED After hundreds of charges brought by the Crown in relation … Continue reading

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Upcoming Event: “Education and Climate Change” Fri 13 May, #Manchester

Two weeks until a national conference, held in Manchester on “The role of education institutions in tackling climate change” For further details and to register for this free event, click here. [And maybe sometime soon the well-funded-with-council-money ‘Manchester A Certain … Continue reading

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#Manchester Labour lifts its game on survey response.

Ten Labour Party candidates for Manchester City Council seats have now responded to Friends of the Earth’s survey about their environmental beliefs and policy commitments.  They are second only to the Greens, with 14 responses, and ahead of the Liberal … Continue reading

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#Manchester Steering Group finally takes action! Redefines “not ignoring you”.

The Manchester A Certain Future “Steering Group”, (the one that gets loads of council money, holds meetings in secret, breaks promises to produce newsletters, and held a meeting with 2 present and 8 apologies) has finally taken some concrete action! … Continue reading

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Not #Manchester; Reality Check on Paris – “This Changes Nothing”

Clive Spash got monstered a few years back in Australia, for simply telling the truth. Some (Labor) politicians did not like this.  Well, he’s clearly not learnt his lesson, because he’s telling the truth again. For a Manchester take on … Continue reading

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Campaign Update: Carbon Coop #Manchester

Missed Carbon Coop‘s weekend of seeing green houses (retrofits and all that)? Well, they made a video…

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Only 2 of Labour’s 32 #Manchester candidates answer ‘green’ survey

[Manchester Climate Monthly does not endorse any political party. Its editor never has been a member of any political party.] Only two of the Labour Party’s 32 candidates for the upcoming local elections have bothered to answer questions put to … Continue reading

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Looting the Ivory Tower: On the UK Climate Change Act 2008…

Lorenzoni, I. and Benson, D. 2014. Radical institutional change in environmental governance: Explaining the origins of the UK Climate Change Act 2008 through discursive and streams perspectives.  Global Environmental Change, Vol. 29 pp.210-21. The TL;DR. You can look at the … Continue reading

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Environment Forum Weds 27 April #Manchester

via email Dear friends and colleagues, A lot is going on in the field of environmental campaigning at the moment, and some of us thought it would be worth exploring the idea of an Environment Forum to bring together those … Continue reading

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