Tag Archives: Richard Leese

#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

Posted in Adaptation, Climate Change Action Plan, Democratic deficit, GM Climate Strategy, Manchester City Council | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Ash Dieback and Tree Planting: An Intimate Connection?

Dave Bishop, MCFly’s biodiversity correspondent, on Ash Trees and Manchester… A couple of years ago, persons unknown planted an Ash tree on Chorlton Ees. The tree is elaborately staked and mulched and protected with a rabbit guard – in an … Continue reading

Posted in Biodiversity, Manchester City Council | Tagged , , | 4 Comments

Event Report: Launch of “Manchester Carbon Literacy”

Jonathan Atkinson, writing in a personal capacity, reports and comments on an important launch at the Arndale Centre… Tuesday saw the launch of Manchester Carbon Literacy, a highly ambitious and powerful programme that seeks to make available a day’s worth … Continue reading

Posted in Event reports | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Sometimes it’s what #Manchester leaders DON’T say that matters: Silence and #climate change

Council Leader Richard Leese has probably never been accused of not saying enough. He’s articulate, confident and ferociously well-briefed.  He has a regularly-updated blog too, on which I lurk.  And I seem to be stalking him in real-life; I keep … Continue reading

Posted in Climate Change Action Plan, Event reports, Manchester City Council | Tagged | Leave a comment

Event Report: “Going for Growth – stimulating sustainable local regeneration” #gfg12

In a day full of words and assertions, the single most important question was not asked until fifteen minutes after the scheduled end-time. Half the delegates had already left. They missed nothing, however, because neither of the panelists, nor indeed … Continue reading

Posted in Event reports | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Newsflash: Council to look at 20 mile per hour residential road limit

Manchester City Council has unanimously decided to have its officers produce a study that might lead to a city-wide 20 mile per hour a limit on residential roads. At a full Council Meeting on Wednesday 1st February, a Liberal Democrat … Continue reading

Posted in Manchester City Council, Transport | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

Council Leader interviewed on Airport City, carbon literacy and “much much more”…

Leader of Manchester City Council Richard Leese has suggested that councillors might want to get on their bikes as part of their efforts to lead by example and engage with their constituents around climate change. In a wide-ranging interview conducted … Continue reading

Posted in Adaptation, Aviation, Climate Change Action Plan, GM Climate Strategy, Manchester Airport, Manchester City Council, Transport | Tagged | Leave a comment

City Council To Explore Sustainable Economic Strategies

Open letter prompts council decision to produce a report looking into the implications of various sustainable economic strategies for Manchester 16 November: Manchester City Council has vowed to work together with environmental campaigners, academics and organisations to produce a report … Continue reading

Posted in Manchester City Council | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments