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Of #Manchester and its carbon budget – interview with Dr Joe Blakey

Dr Joe Blakey is a Lecturer in Geography at The University of Manchester. His research focuses on the ways in which carbon accounting shapes politics surrounding decarbonisation. He also works with the Manchester CO2 Monitoring Group to maintain the aviation … Continue reading

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If it’s a #climate emergency, can we fly to Paris, Belfast & Brussels from #Manchester? (Spoiler – “no”)

Flying eh?  The number one thing that people and organisations can do to reduce their carbon footprint, basically.  And it really isn’t easy.  Some places are just hard to get to (Australia, USA, etc). But Paris? Brussels?  Belfast? From Manchester? … Continue reading

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#Manchester City Council to spend 60 minutes scrutinising its #climate “policies” in the next 12 months…

Manchester City Council really thinks climate change is serious. How can I tell? Well, the schedule for the next year of work by the Neighbourhoods “and Environment” Scrutiny Committee was released a couple of days ago. And guess how many … Continue reading

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Exclusive: Manchester City Council to hold “Climate Action Summit” in July

Manchester City Council has told backbench councillors that it intends to hold a climate action summit in July, to provide “a space for children and young people to discuss their views, and articulate what they want” In an email from … Continue reading

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No change on environment and climate roles at #Manchester City Council

At 10AM this morning in the Manchester Town Hall, the Annual meeting of the Manchester City Council took place. During this meeting a new Lord Mayor, Abid Latif Chohan was elected. Angeliki Stogia was also re-elected as the Executive Member … Continue reading

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#Manchester Labour Party Manifesto – the usual elisions, evasions, memory-holing and crap. #manifestlyabsurd

It must be April, the cruelest month, again. I know this because my letterbox (in meatspace) is getting cluttered with the glossy “vote for Meeeeeee” crap again. And here’s a fact of life: in most of the 32 wards of … Continue reading

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FoIA abt #Manchester City Council and #climate change policy

This below was sent to informationcompliance@manchester.gov.uk yesterday… Dear Sir/Madam I am writing to request information about the City Council’s climate change policy. I used to live in Moss Side. I now live in “Whalley Range”, at least according to the … Continue reading

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