Category Archives: Manchester City Council

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#Manchester Councillors trained in carbon “literacy” since August? Zero.

About five years ago activists (okay, me and a couple of other people) got the Executive Member for the Environment of Manchester City Council to set a target that all 96 councillors would quickly do a day’s worth of “carbon … Continue reading

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Rant: “Deeds not words”? My fat arse… #Manchester #climate farces continue

As I cycled up towards the Central Library I could see the road blocked off because of protesters brandishing placards.  For a quarter of a second I thought “great, at last, the climate revolution is upon us.”  It was, of … Continue reading

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#Manchester Council’s extraordinary and humiliating failure of #climate scrutiny

Manchester City Council has refused to answer basic questions about when councillors became aware that quarterly climate reports had been unilaterally abolished. Two weeks after all councillors on the Neighbourhood and Environment Scrutiny Committee (NESC) were sent a short specific … Continue reading

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Going through the “democratic” motions: a complaint about #Manchester Labour and #climate inaction

UPDATE:  The email I went to for complaints was only for officers’ behaviour.  It turns out you have to go here, download a pdf, fill it in (if you have the software to do that – elsewise presumably you have … Continue reading

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#Manchester City Council flies staff to Southampton, Exeter, Edinburgh, while boasting about #climate policy

Manchester City Council has paid for flights to Exeter, Southampton, Belfast, Southend and Edinburgh in the last year, while simultaneously telling everyone how seriously they take climate change. In addition to these numerous domestic flights, there are a number to … Continue reading

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More horseshit from #Manchester Council on #climate

It’s groundhog day again.  Every two or three years another glossy document full of horseshit is waved through a “scrutiny” committee on its way to Manchester City Council’s Executive.  You can (in theory, if you want reasons to kill yourself) … Continue reading

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#Manchester City Council stops quarterly reports on its #carbon reduction farce.

One of the few victories Manchester Climate Monthly could point to was forcing the Council to produce quarterly climate reports  (they promised it, under pressure, didn’t deliver it, and then following more pressure, did).  And now they’ve stopped, following a … Continue reading

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