Category Archives: Climate Change Action Plan

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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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Please send “implementation plan” to your ward councillors, and others you know

The grassroots “People’s Environmental Scrutiny Team” has written an “implementation plan” on behalf of Manchester City Council. This follows two failed efforts by the Council’s own “Environmental Strategy Team” to write a plan.  Both those attempts were rejected by councillors … Continue reading

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33 hours left to comment on the #Manchester Council sustainability “Implementation Plan”!

On Monday 13th October the People’s Environmental Scrutiny Team will send out an “implementation plan” that it has written for the benefit of themselves (as citizens) and for Manchester City Council. The Council’s own “Environmental Strategy Team” has twice presented … Continue reading

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No eco-dashboard, no apology, just a “clarification”

Rather than turn up in person and admit that he had, albeit unintentionally, given the Finance Scrutiny Committee duff information, Richard Leese (for it is he), got the Environmental “Strategy” Team (for it is them), send a retraction and apology… … Continue reading

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#Manchester and the “Total Carbon Footprint” approach – brilliant new report

Could Manchester adopt a more honest “carbon accounting scheme”? Two young Mancunians have produced a brilliant 12 page report called “Total Carbon Footprint – time for a second step.” [Download pdf here] In 2009 Manchester City Council produced, with stakeholders, … Continue reading

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Master of all they survey – #Manchester #climate questions unasked…

Don’t know if you’ve had the “satisfaction” survey from t’Council? http://www.enventure.co.uk/Manchestersummerautumn2014/mccresidentperceptionsurveyspring2014.htm There was even a bit on climate change. Which is progress, of a sort. But of course, even though they claim they are trying to “engage all individuals, neighbourhoods … Continue reading

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#Manchester councillors scrutinise #climate “progress” – video

There were three key questions. They didn’t get answered, but nonetheless, there is scope for optimism about the way Manchester’s councillors look at the performance of the council. The Neighbourhoods Scrutiny Committee, which looks at many other things as well … Continue reading

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