Category Archives: Low Carbon Culture

Does #Manchester “Low Carbon Culture” Council support the #ClimateStrike?

On Friday thousands of children in the UK will go on strike from school because their parents are doing (less than) nothing about climate change, condemning them to an at-best grim future.  Ten years ago Manchester City Council said it … Continue reading

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The mayor’s green summit – what to expect in the coming weeks, months, years. #Manchester #climate

In his  March 2017 manifesto for the Mayoral election, Andy Burnham promised to hold an environmental summit ‘within a year’ of being elected.  Originally scheduled for late 2017, there was “slippage” and the summit is now going to happen in … Continue reading

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Here comes the “2050” crapola. Be happy for it. #Manchester #climate

The future is here, and we are avoiding it. 2020 used to be the target year, by which we would have done x and y and z. Sadly, we didn’t do those things. A mix of complacency, distraction, stupidity and … Continue reading

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NEWSFLASH: Low Carbon Hub meetings now open to the public #Manchester #democracy

Some good news.  In a welcome and sensible move, the meetings of the Greater Manchester Low Carbon Hub are now (re)-opened to the public. That does NOT mean anyone can go along and say anything they like (“a public meeting”), … Continue reading

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Letter in #Manchester Evening News on #climate change (again)

Thank you for your article (MEN 3rd November “Region’s council bosses renew push to reduce carbon emissions in Greater Manchester”) on the  “plan” to reduce Greater Manchester’s CO2 emissions by over 5 million tonnes between 2012 and 2020. The report … Continue reading

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#Manchester Airport misses #climate target, comically inept spin ensues. Write to your councillor #democracy

Back in the heady Big Promise days of 2009/2010, some bright spark came up with the idea that the ground operations of Manchester Airport (lighting, power for the x-ray machines etc but not the actions of the big metal birds … Continue reading

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#Manchester #climate Steering Group questions, if you can be bothered a) going and b) staying awake

Tonight the ‘Steering’ ‘Group’ (of what??) for the Manchester Climate Change Action Plan holds its annual general meeting.  Which is happening instead of the stakeholder conference (with elections) that it is SUPPOSED to be holding.  It will have a keynote … Continue reading

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