Monthly Archives: June 2019

Repost: #Climate Emergency #Manchester – get involved, get skilled up… Sat 15th, Weds 19th, Sun 23rd…

Reposted from here. There are three opportunities for you to get involved with Climate Emergency Manchester over the coming week. On Saturday  June 15th, from 11.30am there’s a meeting in Northenden on the topic “What can we do about the … Continue reading

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#Manchester City Council to spend 60 minutes scrutinising its #climate “policies” in the next 12 months…

Manchester City Council really thinks climate change is serious. How can I tell? Well, the schedule for the next year of work by the Neighbourhoods “and Environment” Scrutiny Committee was released a couple of days ago. And guess how many … Continue reading

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The January 4 2023 problem #Manchester #climate #oldfartclimateadvice

We can ride the emotacycle all we like. We can display our virtue as often as we like. If we do that, and the stars also align, we might even get a shiny declaration from our lords and masters (many … Continue reading

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Leading UK city declares #climate emergency with 2030 target. #Manchester? Nope, #Birmingham…

“Birmingham City Council passed a declaration of #ClimateEmergency this evening by 83-0, aspiration to net zero by 2030, climate change now one of the council’s six priority action areas. Great speech from @LisaTrickett41: ‘We have to build a common purpose, … Continue reading

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Upcoming Event: Joint Union Working towards Training for Green Jobs. #Manchester Tues 2nd July.

This meeting below is aimed at Trade Unionists active within key sectors who are interested in working together to advance this agenda, Joint Union Working towards Training for Green Jobs Tuesday July 2nd  – 18.00 – 20.00  Council Chamber, Floor … Continue reading

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Greater #Manchester Community Renewables – what, why, how etc

Greater Manchester Community Renewables answered some questions about what they do (and why), and the recent share offer. 1. So, what’s this “share offer”? What is GMCR, how long has it been going, what is it trying to achieve? Greater … Continue reading

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Interview with the Bishop of #Manchester on #climate, direct action and much else

The Bishop of Manchester, David Walker, has told Manchester Climate Monthly that there has been significant change in the last five years on climate change, but much much more remains to be done. Crucially, he pointed out that “things we … Continue reading

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“We are the Northern Powerhouse” #ExtinctionRebellion #Manchester 30 Aug- 4 Sept

This via an email list: THE NORTH RISES UP! JOIN THE NORTHERN REBELLION Rebels, you’re invited to a civil summer… It’s finally the North’s turn to rise up for the climate and ecological emergency. To keep up the momentum after … Continue reading

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Upcoming Event: “Climate Emergency, Energy Democracy and the Labour Movement”, Weds 10 July, #Manchester

Details here. UK labour movement representatives and international allies are meeting in Manchester on 9-10 July to discuss climate emergency, public control over the power sector and the Labour Party strategy for decarbonisation. The meeting will be assessing the Labour … Continue reading

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Looting the Ivory Tower: interview with academics about UK energy policy and nuclear motivations…

Sometimes academics ARE useful to social movements. They have the time and sometimes the training to do research that can help social movements understand what is actually going on, behind the hype, the PR and the intense battles. Much of … Continue reading

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