Category Archives: GM Climate Strategy

Published 2011, perhaps.

Greater #Manchester #climate communications; LIP service, or the real deal? Time will tell. #AGMA

What’s a “PLATFORM”? It’s a new solve-all-your-problems climate communications portal, coming soon(ish) to an internet browser near you. Maybe. It was first alluded to in a blog post about the Steering Group’s February 2013 meeting (1) Now the details can … Continue reading

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#Manchester City Council – bad news and good news on #climate #environment #NigelMurphy #crc

We asked for a statement from the Council on the fact that the post of Director of Environmental Strategy is being abolished.  We were particularly interested, we said, in what effect that would have on climate action in Manchester.  Here … Continue reading

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#Manchester City Council leader Richard Leese on #climate adaptation? Maybe…

Richard Leese, the leader of Manchester City Council, has a blog. The latest post on it makes mention of adaptation to climate change. We’ve posted the following question. Let’s see what happens… Welcome back, at the end of the blog … Continue reading

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Upcoming Event for any budding reporters: “What are Future Cities?” #Manchester Weds 28th November

What are Future Cities? Breakfast Briefing Mark Watts, Director, Energy and Climate Change, ARUP Steve Turner, Head of Carbon Economy, New Economy 08.30-10.00, Wednesday, 28 November 2012 New Economy Boardroom, 6th Floor, Churchgate House, Oxford Street, Manchester M1 6EU [map] Post … Continue reading

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Update: End of the Environment Commission

With the Environment Commission well and truly buried, all eyes are now on the Low Carbon Hub which is tasked with delivering Greater Manchester’s Climate strategy After a shock announcement that the Environment Commission is no more, MCFly got in … Continue reading

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Ready For A Deep Freeze?

The article below appeared on the front cover of Manchester Climate Monthly #10 (click on the image on the right to get through to it). We publish it today because a) articles like this have appeared about a potentially cold … Continue reading

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GM Climate Change Implementation Plan Delay is ‘Strategic’

Ahead of tomorrow afternoon’s “Environment” “Commission” meeting, where the Climate Change Action Plan STILL won’t be brought forward, we are putting online this article which is an expansion of a squib which appeared in the August issue of MCFly.  No … Continue reading

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Event Report: Will retrofit guinea-pigs fly? They had better, or else wfio (!)… #Green Deal #Manchester

Attention Conservation Notice: A short account of a meeting at Manchester Town Hall for people interested in lowering energy bills, saving carbon and generally taking (baby) steps on the journey to Greater Manchester’s climate change goals. Followed by a blow-by-blow … Continue reading

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“News”- Greater #Manchester Climate Strategy Implementation Plan delayed. Again

You’d be forgiven for not knowing it, but there’s a “Greater Manchester Climate Change Strategy.”  It sets out some challenging targets.  One of the targets that is being missed, however, is the deadline to produce a plan to implement that … Continue reading

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Good news – “Get Me Toasty” is not toast

Before we begin – you can book your free ticket for the Tuesday 17th April “Is Manchester City Council taking the right action on climate change?” question time event (with real live councillors from Labour and Lib Dems, and a … Continue reading

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