Oh Christ, here we go with the “Green Economy” guff all over again. How many times is this now? Perhaps someone would like to go along and remind them all of the 1994 “Global Forum” in Manchester, and all the “Local Agenda 21” stuff that got binned, and the Deloitte report back in 2008, and all the other Broken Promises around the Manchester Climate Change Action Plan. The purpose of these reports/events is to make a certain class of middle-class apparatchik feel virtuous while the suicide machine escalates its assault on the biosphere. Another year, another Low Carbon Hub organogram. So it goes. If anyone DOES go, would they care to write a report on who said what and if anyone admitted that we have been failing to build the green economy (let alone, you know, green society) for quite some time, and maybe we need to look. at. the. reasons. why. before we just repeat the same old smugospheric nonsense?). Still, at least there’s a gender balance, so that’s alright then.
6pm Monday, 6 March 2017
Bridge 5 Mill (formerly MERCi), Manchester
SERA – Labour’s Environment Campaign, with the support of the UK100 Cities Network, are hosting Labour’s Metro-Mayoral candidate for Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham MP, to discuss Manchester’s green economy.
Manchester is currently ranked inside the global top 25 cities for environmental sustainability, and won praise for its energy efficiency initiatives, saving local firms more the £100m. The low-carbon sector is a key driver for Greater Manchester’s economy, worth an estimated £5.5bn per year and providing over 36,000 jobs.
The evening will be a chance to ask Andy about his plans for Manchester’s green businesses, from clean energy to low-carbon transport, and to talk about the future role for Greater Manchester’s green economy, leading the UK’s low-carbon ambition.
Andy Burnham MP, Labour’s Metro-Mayoral Candidate for Greater Manchester
Paul Dennett, Elected Mayor of Salford and Chair, Greater Manchester Low Carbon Hub Board
Raichael Lock, Manchester Environmental Education Network (MEEN)
Polly Billington, Director, UK100 Cities Network (Chair)
If you’re interested in attending please email Adam Dyster, SERA Organiser, at email@example.com