Author Archives: The Steady State Manchester team

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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GMCA’s draft Environment Plan for 2019-2024

GMCA’s draft Environment Plan for 2019-2024. A guest commentary by Peter Somerville The Greater Manchester Combined Authority has published a Draft 5-year Environment Plan for 2019 to 2014. This is the first Environment Plan that the Authority has produced, and … Continue reading

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Steady State Manchester’s response to the 2019 Greater Manchester Spatial Framework

Here is our response  PDF Download To give a flavour, the consultation first asks this question: Is the approach that we have outlined in the plan reasonable? [We said that we] Mostly disagree What is the reason for your answer?: … Continue reading

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What Kind of a Green Deal? The implications of material and monetary flows.

What Kind of a Green Deal? The implications of material and monetary flows1. Mark H Burton                                                                       pdf version of the article Contents Introduction: the resurgence of New Green Deals. Green Deals, Growth and Material Flows Paying for a Green Deal: … Continue reading

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