Category Archives: Climate Change Action Plan

2009 masterwork which we’re all living by.

#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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Council to answer #climate questions! Can YOU help formulate those questions?

In July 2013 Manchester City Council made a series of promises about what it would do in the coming year, as part of its “Annual Carbon Reduction Plan 2013-4.” In July 2014 it… didn’t report on what it had and … Continue reading

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Action: Please write to councillors about lack of promised quarterly climate plan

UPDATE: The report is now up (it wasn’t yesterday), buried at the bottom of one of the seven pages. “View the latest quarterly report, which gives a snapshot of progress against our targets Manchester Quarter 2 2014/15 Internal Carbon Emissions Report.” That scene from Hitchhikers Guide to … Continue reading

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Will the promised quarterly #climate plans be any good? Don’tholdyourbreath #Manchester

A couple of weeks ago Manchester City Council finally agreed to keep a promise it had made in February – for quarterly reports on its climate plan “progress”. This came after a two week blitz of blog posts about the … Continue reading

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#Manchester Council promises 4 voltage-optimised buildings. Delivers… 0. Where are the promised 1/4ly progress reports?

In July 2013 the Environmental Strategy team (bureaucrats employed by Manchester Town Hall) promised councillors (and the public) that “Voltage optimizers will be installed in 4 buildings (subject to financial approvals), following preparatory work last year; these will save 234 … Continue reading

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