Category Archives: Manchester City Council

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Advertising, Climate Emergencies and @ManCityCouncil flogging the pavements to capitalists.

In July 2019 Manchester City Council declared a climate emergency, forced into it by local activists and FOMO – other big cities in the UK had already done so. Everything was going to change, oh yes. Recently, Manchester City Council … Continue reading

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Manchester City Council #climate boss has no plans to ask “partnership” members to do owt, refuses to explain why she is not holding emergency summits.

Manchester City Council has been forced to admit that it has no plans to ask members of the so-called climate change “partnership” to even put information about the climate emergency on their websites. Further, the Council is refusing to explain … Continue reading

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Manchester Council Highways department STILL doing nothing about low-carbon asphalt, dodging FOIA

A Freedom of Information Act request has revealed that Manchester City Council is still dragging its feet on all aspects of the so–called “Climate Emergency” it was forced to declare in July 2019. There has been NO progress on procuring … Continue reading

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#Manchester Council continues to lie about #climate change

Manchester City Council has once again released fundamentally misleading information about climate change. This will come as no surprise to anyone who remembers that its Comms Team was recently caught lying about its own “carbon literacy” status. (They claimed the … Continue reading

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Council environment “leader” holds takes no emergency action on carbon budget blow out.

The person in charge of Manchester’s response to climate change had held precisely ZERO meetings about getting the city vaguely close to its carbon-cutting emissions. A Freedom of Information Act request has revealed the shocking fact that the Executive Member … Continue reading

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Brilliant new report on “#Manchester Airport versus the Carbon Budget”

Climate Emergency Manchester (1) has released a brilliant 15 page report pointing out that an expanding airport (Manchester City Council owns 35.5%, btw) is not compatible with reaching the emissions reductions we need to. You can read their blog post … Continue reading

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Complaint about #Manchester City Council Comms Team

The Comms team of Manchester City Council said, in response to a Freedom of Information Act request, that the majority of its members had done their carbon literacy training. This was not true – only 11 of the 50 had … Continue reading

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Failed #Manchester #climate “Agency” sneaks out report about massive carbon budget blowout.

The Manchester Climate Change “Agency” – a formidably expensive figleaf for Manchester City Council that isn’t even an agency (1) – has chosen to wait until after COP26 to release a deeply embarrassing report that reveals that the city is … Continue reading

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On class, egofodder and control: Manchester City Council versus #climate action and democracy

Manchester City Council is – through its usual behaviour – destroying the possibility of an effective response to climate change. This will not come as a shock to anyone who has been paying attention at any point in the last … Continue reading

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Will the Council try to learn anything?

Don’t read this letter to the City Solicitor of Manchester City Council below until you read THIS. Dear Ms Ledden, Re: Internal Review of Freedom of Information Act request 5790. thank you for your prompt and thorough internal review, dated … Continue reading

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