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About manchesterclimatemonthly

Was print format from 2012 to 13. Now web only. All things climate and resilience in (Greater) Manchester.

Brilliant new report on “#Manchester Airport versus the Carbon Budget”

Climate Emergency Manchester (1) has released a brilliant 15 page report pointing out that an expanding airport (Manchester City Council owns 35.5%, btw) is not compatible with reaching the emissions reductions we need to. You can read their blog post … Continue reading

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Complaint about #Manchester City Council Comms Team

The Comms team of Manchester City Council said, in response to a Freedom of Information Act request, that the majority of its members had done their carbon literacy training. This was not true – only 11 of the 50 had … Continue reading

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Failed #Manchester #climate “Agency” sneaks out report about massive carbon budget blowout.

The Manchester Climate Change “Agency” – a formidably expensive figleaf for Manchester City Council that isn’t even an agency (1) – has chosen to wait until after COP26 to release a deeply embarrassing report that reveals that the city is … Continue reading

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Saying nothing to nobody – Manchester green groups comms catastrophe #Unsolicited Advice ‘#WinningFriends #Obnoxious

This blog post is going to look at the the public “communications” of three prominent climate/environmental groups in Manchester and say “WTAF”. If you’re familiar with MCFly none of this will be a surprise. If you’re not, you’ll be wondering … Continue reading

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XR block 13 Amazon distribution sites, including #Manchester

From an email – BREAKING NEWS: XR has blocked 13 of Amazon’s biggest fulfilment centres around the UK, as well as some in the Netherlands and Germany, in a Black Friday action. We’re taking a stand against one of the world’s biggest … Continue reading

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On class, egofodder and control: Manchester City Council versus #climate action and democracy

Manchester City Council is – through its usual behaviour – destroying the possibility of an effective response to climate change. This will not come as a shock to anyone who has been paying attention at any point in the last … Continue reading

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Job Alert – Environmental Action Manager at #Manchester Museum

You want this job. Deadline to apply is Sunday 28 November. Partial blurb here- Manchester Museum, at The University of Manchester, is in the midst of its most ambitious capital development in a generation – hello future. Driven by an … Continue reading

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Will the Council try to learn anything?

Don’t read this letter to the City Solicitor of Manchester City Council below until you read THIS. Dear Ms Ledden, Re: Internal Review of Freedom of Information Act request 5790. thank you for your prompt and thorough internal review, dated … Continue reading

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Manchester City Council caught lying about “carbon literacy” status of comms team.

Manchester City Council has been forced to do admit that it released “inaccurate” information about the carbon literacy status of its communications staff. The shocking admission comes after Manchester Climate Monthly requested an internal review of an earlier response to … Continue reading

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Job Alert: Press Officer for New Economy Organisers Network (maternity cover)

Location: Manchester (preferred) or London.  Home (if Manchester based) or hybrid working: our flexible working policy requires everyone London-based to be in our east London office for 25% of the time as a minimum because building in-person relationships is important to … Continue reading

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