Author Archives: The Steady State Manchester team

Six problems for Green Deals

by Mark H Burton A talk given as part of the panel session on The Economics of Climate Emergency, at Manchester Metropolitan University’s launch event for the Future Economies Research Centre. If nothing else, the last few months have heightened … Continue reading

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September Newsletter from Steady State Manchester

Click here for SSM’s September update newsletter.  It covers, Fossil Free Pensions?    Local action on climate change Revising the Viable Economy   Degrowth 2020 Future Economies launch event    Better Buses    Deansgate You can sign up to get these direct to your … Continue reading

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Local action on climate: Whalley Range Climate Action Group

A guest post by Avril Danczak Climate change is a tricky subject. Some people deny it, are ignorant about it or think it is nothing to do with them. On the other hand, many are terrified by what a globally … Continue reading

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Manchester City Council declares a climate emergency!

Update:  Manchester council unanimously passed the climate emergency motion. Watch the discussion HERE.  As cllr. Wright notes, this is not just a declaration but also a plan. And this one is serious: see the motion. https://t.co/Qvqmk2l7Fc We’ll all need to … Continue reading

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Zero Carbon UK ….. by 2050? A commentary on the new CCC report.

Comments on the CCC (2019) Net Zero Report: The UK’s contribution to stopping global warming. A guest article by Peter Somerville This report is a significant improvement on previous reports from the UK government’s independent advisory Committee on Climate Change. … Continue reading

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Greater Manchester’s Environment Plan: a truthful version.

A guest piece from Claire Stocks, Manchester Extinction Rebellion.  This is a commentary on the Greater Manchester Environment Plan 2019–2024 (see also Peter Somerville’s critique that we published before the recent Green Summit and the call from GM-CAN to do … Continue reading

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Open Letter from Climate Activists to Manchester City Council

Greater Manchester Climate Action (GM-CAN), today sent this letter to the leader and executive member for environment, Manchester City Council, with copies to the other councillors who attend the council’s Executive Committee meetings.  This coincides with the debate in the … Continue reading

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Do More, Faster! Greater Manchester Climate campaigners call for serious climate action.

Today at Salford’s Lowry centre, Mayor Andy Burnham’s second Green Summit takes place.  It will launch the Greater Manchester Combined Authority’s 5-year Environment Plan.  Climate campaigners in Greater Manchester have considered it and found it lacking. GM-CAN, the umbrella grouping … Continue reading

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