Category Archives: GM Climate Strategy

Published 2011, perhaps.

Greater Manchester makes its decision on the Green Deal (sort of)

In a bid to keep our readers awake and me sane, this report is only of the key decisions and interesting debates that took place at the Environment Commission’s 21 March meeting (1). It is not an official record of … Continue reading

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Delays vs. Delivery: Greater Manchester’s Climate Change Strategy

Delivery of Greater Manchester’s Climate Change plans still on schedule despite three month delay for its approval, insist officials In July 2011 the Association of Greater Manchester Authorities agreed a Climate Change strategy with ambitious 2020 carbon reduction targets. Officers … Continue reading

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You’re retro-fit (but my gosh, don’t you know it)

Retrofit Conference @ Salford Quays, 24-26 January Last week, I attended the UK’s first conference on how to sustainably retrofit the existing house stock. It was a three day affair held at the Lowry in Salford although I only made … Continue reading

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Council Leader interviewed on Airport City, carbon literacy and “much much more”…

Leader of Manchester City Council Richard Leese has suggested that councillors might want to get on their bikes as part of their efforts to lead by example and engage with their constituents around climate change. In a wide-ranging interview conducted … Continue reading

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NEWS FLASH: Stakeholder Conference Date Announced

It’s official. The stakeholder conference for the Manchester: A Certain Future – the city’s climate action plan – isto be held on Friday 16th of March. The 2011 conference was delayed  and moved to coincide with Climate Week which takes … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW: John Ashcroft and Manchester’s bid for the Green Investment Bank

MCFly met up with John Ashcroft, the man leading Manchester’s bid to host the Green Investment Bank, to talk about the rainy city’s chances and whether it can see off competition from London Manchester is one of over twenty cities … Continue reading

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Environment Commission Update – apologies, delays & the year ahead

Due to the high number of apologies, the Greater Manchester Environment Commission has cancelled its December meeting and rescheduled it for…. February 2012. As we head towards the end of 2011, there will be swathes of people looking back over … Continue reading

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Bluffers Guide To…. The November 2011 Progress Report on Manchester’s Climate Change Targets

 An 8 page report about the progress of Manchester City Council (MCC)  is making with its climate change plans has been released. It will be discussed at the Communities and Neighbourhoods Overview and Scrutiny Committee on the 13th of December (2pm, Commitee Room … Continue reading

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