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Category Archives: environment
Community wealth building: resources for a new dawn or for a better collapse?
This post has also been published as “Launch: Community Wealth Building” on the Stir to Action blog. I attended a launch event for the new issue of Stir magazine. In case you don’t know it, Stir is a great source for thinking and … Continue reading
Living within limits to Growth: How?
Living within limits to Growth – how do we do it? Talk given by Mark H Burton, Steady State Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne, 6 May, 2017. Here are the notes and illustrations used in this talk. It covers the following … Continue reading
Greater Manchester Garden City – a viable alternative?
Conversation event: Greater Manchester Garden City – a viable alternative? Thursday 2 March, 6.30pm, Methodist Central Hall, Oldham Street, Manchester. Book via EventBrite We’ll be showing Tom Bliss’s film that reviewed the Garden City concept and suggested applying it retrospectively … Continue reading
Posted in cities, environment, events, key concepts Tagged alternative vision, bioregion, city region, Garden Cities, Greater Manchester, Urbal 1 Comment
In Honduras last week, another environmental campaigner was murdered. This time there was some international coverage: her photo even appeared on the front page of the Guardian. But though she was clearly an outstanding leader, who inspired many who met … Continue reading
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
Posted in Climate Change, environment, international Tagged aviation, climate change, COP21, majority world, news, Paris, policy 4 Comments
Campaign on Greater Manchester Pension Fund’s investments hots up
Some months ago we reported on our attempts to encourage Greater Manchester Pension Fund to rethink its investment strategy, using explicit ethical criteria as part of its overall strategy for sound investments and returns, and in particular to move money … Continue reading
Posted in Climate Change, energy, environment, Greater Manchester City Region Tagged divestment, Friends of the Earth, GMPF, Go Fossil Free, Pensions 2 Comments