Category Archives: carbon literacy training

No plans to train Council staff in carbon literacy… #Manchester #climate #debacle

So, in January the Executive Member for the Environment told a committee of councillors that she was taking personal charge of carbon literacy training. Six weeks later MCFly requested, among other things;  A copy of the document/documents that exist that … Continue reading

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Only 1 of the 10 members of #Manchester Council Senior Management Team is carbon literate #climate

“There have been no changes to the carbon literacy status of [Strategic Management Team ] in this period.” That’s the bald response to a Freedom of Information Act request submitted by Manchester Climate Monthly to Manchester City Council. Which means, … Continue reading

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#Manchester Council Environment Executive member Rosa Battle still not carbon literate

Last year Manchester Labour Party went to the local elections with this in their manifesto Seven months later, in early January 2017 the Executive Member for the Environment Rosa Battle told a committee of councillors that she was taking personal … Continue reading

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Manchester City Council trains zero councillors in carbon literacy since February 2015.

Manchester City Council has trained precisely one zero councillors since November 2014 in carbon literacy. MCFly submitted a FoIA asking for “A monthly break down of how many council members have been trained, from the first one successfully trained, up … Continue reading

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#Manchester City Council trains precisely one member of staff in carbon literacy from November 2014 to present

Manchester City Council has trained precisely one member of staff since November 2014 in carbon literacy. MCFly submitted a FoIA asking for “A monthly break down of how many staff (officers) have been trained, from the first one, up until … Continue reading

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ZERO carbon literacy training for anyone in #Manchester Council 31 Jan to 23 February

What a surprise. Here’s the raw data of the FOIA. Dear Mr Hudson Re: – Request for Information – Freedom of information request – carbon literacy training – reference number PEO/AJVD7H Thank you for your request for information, which was … Continue reading

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#Manchester Council promises leadership on carbon literacy, but zero delivered in January

Manchester City Council has delivered precisely ZERO carbon literacy training in the month of January. On 3rd of January, the Executive Member for the Environment, Councillor Rosa Battle, told the ‘Neighbourhoods and Environment Scrutiny Committee’ that she would take personal … Continue reading

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#Manchester City Council’s £3m on communications, almost zero ‘carbon literacy’

The wage bill for Manchester City Council’s “communication directorate” was £3 million pounds last year.  Sadly, only 12 of the 77 staff employed within it have completed their ‘carbon literacy’ training – you know, that thing that the Council promised … Continue reading

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Manchester City Council ignores successful carbon training scheme

Manchester City Council has been promising to get its 96 councillors carbon literate for years now. Never manages it of course. Check out this video of a councillor complaining in mid- 2014 about what an omnishambles the whole process was. … Continue reading

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Richard Leese + Exec for Environment are not ‘carbon literate’ – #Manchester #climate debacle

In 2012 the leader of Manchester City Council, Richard Leese, spoke at the launch the ‘carbon literacy’ project at the Arndale Centre. In 2016 the party he leads in Manchester, which holds 95 of the 96 council seats, went to … Continue reading

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