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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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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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Manchester City Council refuses to make database of carbon literacy training public

Back in 2009 Manchester City Council said that everyone who lived, worked or studied in Manchester would receive a day of carbon literacy training (an online and face-to-face thing) by the end of 2013. In late 2012 Council leader Richard … Continue reading

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New #Manchester Council CEO gets NO specific #climate plan report

Manchester City Council’s new Chief Executive, Joanne Roney, has not done her carbon literacy training (as reported yesterday).  Neither has she been given anything more than a verbal briefing on the status of the City Council’s climate change action plan … Continue reading

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#Manchester Carbon Literacy debacle – no Senior Management Team take training

Manchester City Council has a ‘Senior Management Team’ made up of ten well-paid bureaucrats.  How many of them has done the ‘carbon literacy training’  that is supposed to help Manchester become a low carbon culture?  Well, in February the answer … Continue reading

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Letter: demonstrably inadequate ‘leaders’ #Manchester #climate

And the text I sent – Ten years ago Manchester City Council was talking about being the ‘greenest city in the UK by 2010. It didn’t happen. Eight years ago it launched a “plan” to cut emissions by 41% by … Continue reading

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