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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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Can we end aviation dependency, and meanwhile how to spend the profits?

  Last year Manchester City Council received what was described as a windfall of some £14m from its share of Manchester Airport Group. The other Greater Manchester councils have received a smaller, proportionate share. This year the figure is £16.23m … Continue reading

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Manchester Airport – the concrete shadow spreads – News – The Ecologist

Airport centric urban sprawl is metastasizing overgreen space, locking in reliance on fossil fuel intensive infrastructure. Manchester Airport – the concrete shadow spreads – News – The Ecologist CLICK TO READ FULL ARTICLE. An excellent article in the Ecologist exposes … Continue reading

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A viable economy in Greater Manchester? ….. airport city?

Sir Richard Leese, leader of Manchester City Council, has a blog where he regularly posts his news and thoughts.  His latest is a vindication of the Greater Manchester Strategy and aviation-led economic growth, greatly dependent on China’s economy it seems. … Continue reading

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Steady State Manchester discussion paper on transport infrastructure #HS2

Investing in Transport Infrastructure: Notes from Steady State Manchester. read it here: transport paper SSM Sept 2013 In recent weeks and months there has been much debate about the UK government’s plan to build a high speed railway from London … Continue reading

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Can the Train Take the Strain? Sustainable Inter-Regional Travel

Sustainable Inter-Regional Travel – Can the Train Take the Strain?  UPDATE:  SSM discussion paper on investing in transport infrastructure. Now available HERE A discussion paper by Dominic McCann   Click here for the report: Long Distance and Inter-Regional Travel final (second … Continue reading

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Until we get a proper tax on carbon we need to keep Air Passenger Duty

Keep #APD – the counter-campaign Until we get a proper tax on carbon we need to keep Air Passenger Duty to discourage unnecessary flying. Download this as a 2-page campaign leaflet There had been straws in the wind and now … Continue reading

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The supposed economic benefit of aviation expansion

25/6/13: 15.48 – links corrected and working now. Further to our counter-campaign on Air Passenger Duty, here is the argument that expansion of aviation does not inevitably lead to stimulation of the economy (which in any case is not necessarily … Continue reading

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