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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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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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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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Burners and preservers: most Greater Manchester MPs voted for more climate change

You’ll no doubt have seen the parliament vote on Heathrow. It indicates the appalling disregard by a majority of politicians for the threat of climate change and for sensible economic policies more broadly. Only 5 out of 26 Greater Manchester … 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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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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