Category Archives: Campaign Update

Greater Manchester Pension Fund and fossil fuels – #divestment #climate #yoursay by November 19

The Greater Manchester Pension Fund has almost £1.8bn invested in fossil fuel companies, more than any other local government pension fund in the UK.  That is the money that Fund members have paid in to secure their future, not to … Continue reading

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Interview: What are ‘Climate Cultures’ (dot net)?

ClimateCultures.net – creative conversations for the Anthropocene is a new project trying to connect artists, thinkers, doers, ‘ordinary people’ around, well, climate change. MCFly interviewed its founder, Mark Goldthorpe, via the wonders of email. The complete interview is here below. … Continue reading

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Carbon Coop – “transition is complex, and we want to run events reflecting that”

Readers of MCFly and another site will know that bad meetings – where hardly anyone can ‘meet’ because the organisers are in effect feeding the attendees to the speakers as ‘egofodder’ – are a sore point. So few of the … Continue reading

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Greater #Manchester Pension Fund investments helping to kill off Great Barrier Reef.

Greater Manchester Pension Fund has significant holdings in an Indian company whose proposed coal mine in Queensland would be a further nail in the coffin of the Great Barrier Reef. According to a new report by Fossil Free Greater Manchester, … Continue reading

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Upcoming Event: Social Media Skillshare #Manchester Tues 14 March

This month’s Manchester Friends of the Earth meeting features a skillshare on all things to do with the media (social or otherwise), publicity and communications.  Come along us and tell us what skills you would like to learn or what … Continue reading

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Training in #Manchester on #divestment 11 March

From March 4th to April 1st, 350.org and People & Planet are running creative action and media trainings in 10+ UK cities, ahead of the Global Divestment Mobilisation and local elections this May. The fossil fuel industry have been driving … Continue reading

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10 years of Manchester Climate Forum/Fortnightly/Monthly. Reflections on #futility, “lessons learned”

Today marks exactly 10 years since the first meeting of “Manchester Climate Forum”. It was held to help explain the implications of the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Professor Kevin Anderson, who has since become … Continue reading

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