Monthly Archives: July 2019

Of #Manchester and its carbon budget – interview with Dr Joe Blakey

Dr Joe Blakey is a Lecturer in Geography at The University of Manchester. His research focuses on the ways in which carbon accounting shapes politics surrounding decarbonisation. He also works with the Manchester CO2 Monitoring Group to maintain the aviation … Continue reading

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Exclusive: Great Ancoats St – #MANCHESTER COUNCIL EXEC IGNORES RESIDENTS & COUNCILLORS

Manchester City Council is NOT intending to undertake any additional consultation on the controversial Great Ancoats St raod-changes, which would see existing cycle lanes axed. Despite the best efforts of many many citizens, and the unanimous agreement of the Neighbourhoods … Continue reading

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Greater #Manchester Climate Emergencies, Pension Funds and… shark jumping?

Two pieces of news and one mild-by-MCFly-standards rant. News the first – 1. It seems that the airport-expanding greenfields-building chaps (and it is mostly chaps) at Greater Manchester Combined Authority have decided that they’d best join the crowd and declare … Continue reading

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Campaigners call on GM Pension Fund to help tackle the climate crisis (Fossil Free Greater Manchester)

From a press release,  which doesn’t mention that in its Climate Emergency Declaration last week, Manchester City Council committed to the following (Item 19)  Through our role on GMPF, encourage divestment in fossil fuels as early as possible   Campaigners … Continue reading

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#climate & Great Ancoats cycle lanes & on the scrutiny agenda in #Manchester. Pre-meeting, Weds 17th July, 1pm

Reposted from here. You are invited to attend the next meeting of Climate Emergency Manchester. It is this Wednesday, 17th July, from 1pm at the Waterhouse Pub, 67-71 Princess St..  It’s a chance to mingle, meet like-minded souls and then, … Continue reading

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After the #climateemergency declaration: What is to be done in #Manchester on#climate #oldfartclimateadvice

Repost from Climate Emergency Manchester.   Writing in a personalish capacity, Marc Hudson of Climate Emergency Manchester repeats himself. Again. So, great, we’ve got a “climate emergency” declaration in Manchester. Besides the strikers and the campaigners, this is thanks in part … Continue reading

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Breaking- #Manchester Climate Emergency declaration passed.

Manchester City Council has just declared a climate emergency. An amendment by the Liberal Democrats to strengthen the motion so that looking at a 2030 target is done sooner rather than later, was accepted. After very articulate speeches by the … Continue reading

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If it’s a #climate emergency, can we fly to Paris, Belfast & Brussels from #Manchester? (Spoiler – “no”)

Flying eh?  The number one thing that people and organisations can do to reduce their carbon footprint, basically.  And it really isn’t easy.  Some places are just hard to get to (Australia, USA, etc). But Paris? Brussels?  Belfast? From Manchester? … Continue reading

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#Manchester annual emissions reduction target was 13.5%. Achievement? …. 2.5%

Manchester is missing its emissions reductions targets by an enormous margin. The latest report from the Manchester Climate Change “Agency” was released yesterday, at a two hour “conference.”  One of the authors of the report (full disclosure – Dr Joe … Continue reading

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Farcical #Climate “Agency” staggers on. A few questions… #Manchester

Tonight there is a two hour “conference” about climate change at the University of Manchester.  It’s by something that calls itself the Manchester Climate Change “Agency” which is actually not a statutory body, but a community interest company which has … Continue reading

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