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Carbon Co-op’s New Year Resolutions #Manchester #climate

Carbon Co-op‘s Jonathan Atkinson gives answers to the 11 questions that Manchester Climate Monthly has sent to a bunch of environmental groups (It’s also open to individuals…). 1. What is the purpose of your group? (three or four sentences) We … Continue reading

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#Manchester fails in #resilience funding bid; Low Carbon Hub papers up at last

Last week we told you about a meeting that you can’t go to.  And for which the papers weren’t even up. They are now. Haven’t read them all, but two three things amuse.  One is a failed funding bid, the … Continue reading

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Greater #Manchester Low Carbon Hub. Meets behind closed doors. Papers not up.

Ah, the larfs just keep coming. There used to be this thing called the “Environment Commission”.  A bunch of Greater Manchester Local Authority types, with token private sector and academic representation, it met often and achieved nowt.  But it met … Continue reading

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Video: @SirRichardLeese opens “Investing in #Nature” seminar in #Manchester

Richard Leese giving the welcome address at the “Investing in Nature” seminar yesterday.  More on this perfect example of “ecological modernisation” soon… One point – at 8.21 he makes reference to a Green and Blue Infrastructure plan for Manchester. This … Continue reading

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Peer-review group says #Manchester Low Carbon Hub has “low direct involvement of the citizens” #PopeStillCatholic

A group of people who came to Manchester from Italy, Spain and Netherlands have spotted that the “Low Carbon Hub” has “low direct involvement of the citizens” and “weak direct involvement of SMEs.” Their feedback, contained in this report, which  … Continue reading

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That Low Carbon Hub agenda in full. And the papers. The ones they haven’t put up. #democraticdeficit #Manchester

The Low Carbon Hub is a bunch of politicians, businessmen and bureaucrats that is supposed to be driving low carbon action in Greater Manchester.   (See its Terms of Reference here). It dramatically replaced the chocolate-teapot Environment Commission in October 2012. … Continue reading

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Low Carbon Hub – glitzy website, shame about the, um, information #Manchester #epicfail #climate

Oooh look, another shiny new website, with lots of articles about just how fabulously everything is going in Manchester around sustainability. Just what we need. Had any MCFly reader heard of “ontheplatform” (since this piece on MCFly in March?). If … Continue reading

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