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Video of Prof Matthew Paterson’s “Cultural Politics of #Climate” seminar in #Manchester

Professor Matthew Paterson gave a seminar on “the Cultural Politics” of Climate Change at the University of Manchester. See also this interview conducted via email before the event. This was part of the Sustainable Consumption Institute‘s external seminar series. Here … Continue reading


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Event Report: “The arduous transition to low-carbon energy” #Manchester #climate

Professor Frank Geels of the Sustainable Consumption Institute gave a seminar last week. Professor “of System Innovation and Sustainability,” he moved to Manchester last year and (to quote his biog), “is chairman of the international Sustainability Transitions Research Network (www.transitionsnetwork.org), … Continue reading

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Youtube: Dr Alice Bows talks about the ‘What’s Cooking’ report

Short video starring Dr Alice Bows of the Sustainable Consumption Institute, ahead of the presentation she gave at tonight’s Friends of the Earth meeting.

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Event Report: “Urban Waste Transitions”- a wasted opportunity? #Manchester

Laurence Menhinick gets lost into academia-land for a day at the Sustainable Consumption Institute’s “Urban Waste Transitions Workshop.” Today was hardly about real waste. Or transition. Actually, what’s a workshop again? According to the welcome pack, over 55 people registered… … Continue reading

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“Consuming our future”: Interview with Dr Ruth Wood of Tyndall #Manchester

Dr Ruth Wood of the University of Manchester’s Sustainable Consumption Institute is presenting a seminar on Thursday 9th August, from 4pm. It’s called ‘Consuming Our Future: The Climate Change Impact of UK Consumers’. Part of Tyndall Manchester’s new series, it’s … Continue reading

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Event Report: What’s cooking? The planet, soon enough

Attention Conservation Notice: MCFly co-editor Marc Hudson is seduced by good food, good research [about food, in this instance] and lucid approachable academics. First a bit about the report, then the launch event. “The key message from this report is … Continue reading

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Food to get more expensive thanks to climate change

Those people at the Sustainable Consumption Institute (see our interview with the head honcho here) have sent out the press release below to do with new research they’ve done entitled “What’s Cooking’ Adapation and Mitigation in the UK Food System,” … Continue reading

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Interview: Alistair Ulph of the Sustainable Consumption Institute

Manchester Climate Monthly speaks to Alistair Ulph, acting Director of the Sustainable Consumption Institute at the University of Manchester  The Sustainable Consumption Institute was set up in 2007 with a £25 donation from Tesco – every “little” helps. The SCI’s … Continue reading

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Manchester climate academic quizzed at House of Commons

Two climate change academics spoke on Tuesday 29 November to a group of MPs at the House of Commons. Dr Alice Bows of Manchester University’s Sustainable Consumption Institute (1) and Leeds-based Dr John Barrett presented their work on “embedded carbon” … Continue reading

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