Category Archives: GM Climate Strategy

Published 2011, perhaps.

“The Secret Smoker” – of Greater #Manchester and its #climate problem… by Claire Stocks

Claire Stocks, who wrote a great account of her time in London with Extinction Rebellion, has produced a short story/metaphorical exploration of GM Climate policy. It’s here Meanwhile, there’s this old cartoon that is sadly still all-too-relevant…

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Andy Burnham flies to France to tell us how important #climate action is. No, really.

A month ago, shortly before his second ‘Mayor’s Green Summit‘, Andy Burnham was in the south of France.  Talking about how important it was for Manchester to be carbon neutral by 2038. How did he get there?  Well, the journalist … Continue reading

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Greater #Manchester Hub – “no momentum on retrofit” #climate

An official report for the Greater Manchester “Low Carbon Hub” has concluded that “There is still no clear way forward nor momentum on supporting commercial building retrofit for energy efficiency and resilience, nor developing the low carbon/natural environment skills agenda.” … Continue reading

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Greater #Manchester Low Carbon Hub tenders for “core dataset” framework. At last.

Four years after launching its climate change “plan”, Greater Manchester has finally gotten around to establishing a”core dataset and accounting system framework” for its climate change, energy and greenhouse gas data. In fact, it’s even worse than that, because they’ve … Continue reading

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Investing in Nature? Or pretzelled people hearing pretzel logic in #Manchester… #climate #redemptionrituals

The format of a meeting always tells you a lot about the ideology of its organisers, and what they are looking to achieve (whether they can admit that – even to themselves – or not).  MCFly editor Marc Hudson gets … Continue reading

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Video: @SirRichardLeese opens “Investing in #Nature” seminar in #Manchester

Richard Leese giving the welcome address at the “Investing in Nature” seminar yesterday.  More on this perfect example of “ecological modernisation” soon… One point – at 8.21 he makes reference to a Green and Blue Infrastructure plan for Manchester. This … Continue reading

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“Go for Green” board game developed in #Manchester

Manchester Climate Monthly readers – before learning about the “Go for Green” board game, please go read and I hope sign this petition (if you live, study or work in Manchester).  Tell all your family and friends and casual acquaintances. … Continue reading

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