Tag Archives: Richard Leese

Shock News: Richard Leese is… Carbon Literate

He launched it in 2012.  “Carbon Literacy” was going to be rolled out to everyone who lived worked or studied in Manchester (that’s a million people).  There would be an online component and face to face training.  And what example … Continue reading

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Good News Saturday: Carbon Literacy for Social Landlords in #Manchester (crosspost)

So, if you have some good news about what is happening in Manchester around climate/environment, send it in! This below is from the Carbon Literacy website… The CL Project mainly grows through its ability to work with networks and today … Continue reading

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Video: @SirRichardLeese opens “Investing in #Nature” seminar in #Manchester

Richard Leese giving the welcome address at the “Investing in Nature” seminar yesterday.  More on this perfect example of “ecological modernisation” soon… One point – at 8.21 he makes reference to a Green and Blue Infrastructure plan for Manchester. This … Continue reading

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#Manchester City Council faces closure threat in cuts crisis

The top political distraction in Manchester could be shut down in a new cuts crisis. Manchester City Council may close under plans being considered by the National Coalition Government. The Albert Square archive , known for the extreme age of … Continue reading

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That “Stakeholder” “Conference” – a third account #Manchester #climate #macf2013

Roger Griffiths, a long-time MCFly reader and contributor, attended the recent “Stakeholder” “Conference.” In the third – and probably final – attendee account to be published on MCFly, he makes some very astute points.  Read on! Dear Marc, Sorry to … Continue reading

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“Apocalypse Now” says @SirRichardLeese, about Kevin Anderson’s #climate talk to #Manchester City Council #acertainfuture

We don’t make a habit of being a mouthpiece for Labour councillors. Sometimes the blighters won’t even talk to us so we have to suggest a range of answers. However, on Wednesday 30th January Professor Kevin Anderson gave a presentation … Continue reading

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Science speaks to democracy on #climate, or, “Manchester’s climate Wake Up Call” #manchester #mcc #acertainfuture

Climate scientist Kevin Anderson talks to Manchester’s full council about turning climate rhetoric into reality, steady state and why it’s too late in the day to be pinning our hopes on technologies  Weds Jan 30: Kevin Anderson, professor of energy … Continue reading

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Professor Kevin Anderson talks #climate ahead of #Manchester City Council presentation Weds 30 January

Professor Kevin Anderson has spoken(1) to MCFly, ahead of his presentation tomorrow morning to the full Council meeting of Manchester City Council. (2) In the interview he pointed out that “the industrial revolution began [in Manchester] and then spread across … Continue reading

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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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PMT #3: Ask @SirRichardLeese to answer straightforward questions about #climate #adaptation in #Manchester

UPDATE 21/1/2013 – Success! Sir Richard Leese has replied. You may think he is unduly optimistic, but he HAS answered the questions. You can read all about it here. Please write a polite email/tweet to the Leader of Manchester City … Continue reading

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