Category Archives: Climate Change Action Plan

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Example 423 of the failure of #climate leadership in #Manchester

When the climate emergency requires our “leaders” to speak loudly, to behave with vigour and clarity, we get… procrastination and muddled-thinking evasiveness.   NFM – Normal For Manchester.   Why do I go to events with titles like  “The development of … Continue reading

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Event report: #Reclaim the hour #Manchester #ReclaimMCR

NB This post is nothing to do with/about the excellent “Reclaim” project On the plus side, this time there were chairs to sit on and decent speakers. On the downside, this time there was no wine to wash down the … Continue reading

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Is Carbon Literacy Dead? #Manchester retreats from another #climate goal

The goal of giving everyone who lives, works or studies in Manchester a day’s “Carbon Literacy” training looks to be dead in the water. At the July meeting of the Neighbourhoods and Environment Scrutiny Committee, the City Council’s Executive Member for … Continue reading

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Two thirds of #Manchester #Climate steering group not ‘carbon literate’. Group also lacks energy bod!

Only 4 out of the current 12 members of the Manchester “Stakeholder” Steering Group on Climate Change have completed the “carbon literacy” training that is supposed to be a core part of a ‘low carbon culture’. In addition, the crucial … Continue reading

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#Manchester Council breaks promise to release #climate report

UPDATE: This story has been amended to include facts that I should have checked. Apologies to the Chair of the Neighbourhoods Scrutiny Committee. I will leave an apology on the blog that the Executive Member for the Environment promised to … Continue reading

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Manchester Council abolishes Environmental Strategy Team, takes 6 weeks to issue statement

Manchester City Council is abolishing its Environmental Strategy Team. On January 26th we asked for a statement from the council about this, specifically “who will be overseeing the Council’s various environmental strategies such  as a) the Biodiversity Action Plan, which … Continue reading

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#Manchester Council to “scrutinise” #climate “action” “plan” tomorrow

Manchester Climate Monthly’s new reporter “A. Green” looks ahead to the meeting of the Neighbourhoods Scrutiny Committee (2pm Tuesday 10th March, Manchester Town Hall). Tomorrow, the Neighbourhoods scrutiny committee of Manchester City Council will be discussing the report “Manchester City … Continue reading

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#Manchester Council’s feeble spin machine splutters and coughs on #climate

Manchester City Council set a target (after being prodded by activists) of 60 of its 96 Councillors being “carbon literate” by the end of 2014. They awarded a £13k contract to Manchester Metropolitan University to deliver this training (which was … Continue reading

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#Manchester #climate- scaling the 41% carbon reduction down to 27%? Nope, EVEN WORSE; 22.6%

The short version: Manchester City Council, whose own emissions are UP, is not scrutinising its own climate performance, and YOU can help change that by contacting your councillors. Meanwhile, things are even worse than reported yesterday; Manchester is missing its … Continue reading

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“Any urgent business?” Write to your Councillors about #Manchester Council’s #climate #denial

Climate denial isn’t just something done by evil/stupid Australians and Americans who get funding from oil companies and billionaires. Denial is happening right here in Manchester.  By people in positions of responsibility who accept that climate change is real but … Continue reading

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