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STEADYSTATE Part Two: The Local and Regional Context

This is the second part of our interview piece  in Manchester’s Now Then magazine. Click HERE to read the interview.  Thanks to Ian Pennington at Now Then for inviting us and publishing our thoughts.  The first part, on the wider … 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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GMPF and fossil fuel divestment – update

First the good news: we understand that Greater Manchester Pension Fund has agreed to update its “responsible investment policy” in line with current thinking on Trustees duties.  That is to say, it will now consider social and ethical considerations to … Continue reading

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The decoupling debate, one year on: the global picture, and Manchester.

update:  an updated and longer version of this piece now appears at degrowth.de and was also syndicated by resilience.org and This Changes Everything Note: we have published other, including more recent, pieces on the myth of decoupling, including commentary on … Continue reading

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Building economic resilience in Buxton

Now out is the  BUXTON ECONOMIC RESILIENCE STUDY.  Steady State Manchester contributed to the initial workshop that launched this work, and we are delighted to see the publication of the report.  It is well researched and data-based.  It also makes … Continue reading

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Why is Manchester falling behind on its carbon reduction targets?

Yesterday evening, 10th June, 2014, I attended the “Manchester, A Certain Future AGM”. MACF is the name for Manchester’s climate change action plan that 5 years ago ambitiously set out to reduce Manchester’s direct greenhouse gas emissions by 41% over … Continue reading

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Energy and the Bubble Economy – contradictions in Leeds.

Energy is fundamental to our economy, and it is vital that we have a good understanding of how the two things interact.  So  I went over to Leeds for a double bill event on energy and the bubble economy.  Going … Continue reading

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IPCC, energy and economic growth – are we brave enough?

updated 14 April, 2014. Here is a quote from the new IPCC report on how to cut emissions. The summary can be found here: http://report.mitigation2014.org/spm/ipcc_wg3_ar5_summary-for-policymakers_approved.pdf “ Globally, economic and population growth continue to be the most important drivers of increases … Continue reading

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