Category Archives: #mcrclimateplan

#Manchester Council abandons its #climate target. Consultation? Don’t be silly

Manchester City Council’s bureaucrats have consistently assured councillors that it was “on target” to hit its 41% by 2020 carbon emissions reduction. So, without any consultation with the wider community a group of councillors has put forward a motion to … Continue reading

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#Manchester Council finally releases #climate report – Emissions are UP.

Ten months after promising to start releasing quarterly reports, Manchester City Council has finally done so. And emissions have gone UP compared with the same time last year. The skimpy 5 page report (4 if you take out the cover) is … Continue reading

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#Manchester “carbon literate” councillors up 50%! From 6 to 9… out of 96… #notbothering

Manchester City Council is struggling with even the smallest climate-related tasks. In May 2013 the  Economy Scrutiny Committee recommended that “all councillors carry out the carbon literacy training in the next twelve months.” Eight months later (by which time 60+ … Continue reading

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Councillor says carbon literacy an “eye-opener.” #Manchester folks- are YOUR councillors carbon literate?

Here is what Councillor Anna Trotman, one of the three councillors representing Higher Blackley ward, thinks; The Carbon Literacy training that I went on recently, really opened my eyes to how wide the subject is.  I knew it wasn’t just … Continue reading

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Newsflash – “Ban Plastic Bags” Petition and #climate plan to be discussed by #Manchester scrutiny committee Tues 26th Aug

A petition calling for the banning of plastic shopping bags will be discussed by the Neighbourhoods Scrutiny Committee of Manchester City Council on Tuesday 26th August. The petition, launched in October, gathered over the 1000 name threshold for discussion at … Continue reading

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#Manchester People’s Environmental Scrutiny Committee. Because the Councillors will not do it… Mon 7th July

UPDATE: Next meeting is Tuesday 26th August from 7pm at the Friends Meeting House, 6 Mount St. More info to follow… If you want Manchester to have environmental action, you’ll need to get together with other citizens. Our elected leaders … Continue reading

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Upcoming Event: People’s Environmental Scrutiny Committee #Manchester Mon 7th July

Do you want to see Manchester preparing properly for the threats of climate change? Do you want to meet other people who are doing useful things in their own neck of the woods? Manchester City Council, now totally dominated by … Continue reading

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