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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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#Manchester City Council promises #climate events – doesn’t deliver

The cycle continues.  Bureaucrats promise a series of actions.  Councillors on a scrutiny committee rouse themselves from their (metaphorical) slumber to say “great”.  Months later there’s a table produced that purports to show what’s going on.  So-called scrutiny committees don’t, … Continue reading

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No plans to train Council staff in carbon literacy… #Manchester #climate #debacle

So, in January the Executive Member for the Environment told a committee of councillors that she was taking personal charge of carbon literacy training. Six weeks later MCFly requested, among other things;  A copy of the document/documents that exist that … Continue reading

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Only 1 of the 10 members of #Manchester Council Senior Management Team is carbon literate #climate

“There have been no changes to the carbon literacy status of [Strategic Management Team ] in this period.” That’s the bald response to a Freedom of Information Act request submitted by Manchester Climate Monthly to Manchester City Council. Which means, … Continue reading

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