Tag Archives: Ecocities

Newsflash: @SirRichardLeese answers questions on #Manchester #climate #adaptation

Sir Richard Leese, Leader of Manchester City Council, has broken his silence on the question of climate adaptation. In an email to a MCFly reader, he has stated that the newly-created Local Nature Partnership will make the difference between earlier … Continue reading

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#Manchester City Council leader Richard Leese on #climate adaptation? Maybe…

Richard Leese, the leader of Manchester City Council, has a blog. The latest post on it makes mention of adaptation to climate change. We’ve posted the following question. Let’s see what happens… Welcome back, at the end of the blog … Continue reading

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Event Report: Transforming Manchester, or “The thin veneer of climate governance”

MCFly co-editor Marc Hudson went to an academic seminar about, well “Transforming Manchester” and came away informed and intrigued. The first of the two speakers was Dr Jeremy Carter, of the Centre for Urban Regional Ecology and the Ecocities project … Continue reading

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Ecocities “widening debate” on Manchester adaptation – in parallel universe, maybe

Words like “engagement”, and “involvement” and “stakeholders” get tossed around pretty lightly in Manchester. The reality is somewhat more tawdry. The latest example of the gap between what is said and what is done comes to us from the world … Continue reading

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Event Report: Ecocities, adaptation and the Beach Boys…

Marc Hudson, co-editor of MCFly, went to a presentation about adaptation to climate change, and came away thinking we all have a lot of work to do. Ecocities is a “joint initiative between the School of Environment and Development at … Continue reading

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“Something for the Weekend?” #2

Not much climate-y going on this weekend that we’re aware of here at MCFly towers… Do join us at the Friends Meeting House, Mount St, on Monday 5th March for a chat first about Margaret Atwood’s “A Handmaid’s Tale” and … Continue reading

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Ecocities Conference postponed

A major conference about how Manchester can adapt to climate change has been postponed at very short notice. The final “Ecocities” conference was due to take place on December 6-7, but an email sent on November 23 announced a delay … Continue reading

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