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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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Our Priorities for 2015; Get Involved and Help us Achieve Them

In 2014 our focus as an organisation was developing our ideas for how to bring about a more fair and sustainable economy in Manchester and the wider region. We launched the Viable Economy, building upon our previous interventions, it is … 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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A more local economy

How do we shift the Manchester economy to one “where people can thrive without harming the planet”?  Not everyone yet accepts the idea that economic growth cannot go on forever, although they might understand that we are using more of … Continue reading

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The return of growth? Some critical perspectives – including our own.

You can’t have missed the headlines. The UK economy has returned to growth so we can all sigh with relief. Those doomsayers like us in Steady State Manchester who suggested that the motor was broken are wrong…. Let’s take a … Continue reading

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Growth down again this quarter – but this is a failed growth economy

Hot off the Office for National Statistics website today. GDP was estimated to have decreased by 0.3% in Q4 2012 compared with Q3 2012. Output of the production industries was estimated to have decreased by 1.8% in Q4 2012 compared … Continue reading

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