Category Archives: Climate Change

Lively cafe conversation

Steady State Manchester (SSM) welcomed many new faces to a lively and exciting  conversation on 20th October: ‘Climate change is an emergency: what do we know about the best way of influencing decision makers?’ It was a hopeful and inspiring … Continue reading

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Manchester’s climate change consultation for 2016-2050

Commentary on “Ahead of the Curve” Manchester’s climate change consultation for 2016-2050 pdf version of this article This consultation closes on Sunday 16th October. Make your comments on it by clicking HERE. A little context. Manchester has had a climate … Continue reading

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Greater Manchester climate campaigners not convinced by Pension Fund’s arguments

Steady State Manchester is part of the coalition that came together as Fossil Free Greater Manchester (FFGM) to campaign for the largest local authority pension fund to divest from fossil fuels.  It is consistent with our thinking on the regional … Continue reading

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Open letter on fossil fuel divestment to Chair of GM Pension Fund

Steady State Manchester is part of Fossil Free Greater Manchester (FFGM), a coalition of organisations and individuals campaigning for the Greater Manchester Pension Fund (GMPF) to take its money out of fossil fuels.  This is part of an international campaign … Continue reading

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New evidence on decoupling carbon emissions from GDP growth: what does it mean?

New evidence suggests absolute decoupling in some economies, but is it enough and will it last? PDF version Background Does economic growth inevitably lead to more emissions of pollutants, and specifically of greenhouse gases? In previous posts I’ve shown that … Continue reading

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Global emissions – a brief guide for the perplexed.

This article now republished at degrowth.de as Again and again: supposed evidence for decoupling emissions from growth is not what it seems. Note: we have published other, including more recent, pieces on the myth of decoupling, including commentary on more … Continue reading

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Greater Manchester Spatial Framework: another strategy flawed by “growth”

We have commented, just in time for the consultation deadline, on Greater Manchester Combined Authority’s Draft Spatial Framework.  The Spatial Framework is a strategy document that concerns land-use, and in this case it is concerned largely with housing and industrial … Continue reading

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Paris Climate Change Agreement, 2015: the good, the bad and the ugly.

A lot has been written on the Paris international agreement on climate change.  To try and cut through all those words to the essential issues, here is our very brief analytic summary. The good Aspiration of no more than 1.5ºC … Continue reading

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