Category Archives: Climate Change Action Plan

Flight/Plan

Here’s the shocker – during all the talk about Climate Change Principles and Strategies and Leadership, Manchester City Council’s top bureaucrats and politicians were flying around the planet without even buying “carbon offsets.”  Enraged? Good. Bottle that anger and keep … Continue reading

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MCFly 042- Learning from Toronto

On Feb 24/25, council officers from Toronto come to Manchester to share their knowledge and expertise of retrofitting buildings. The story of Toronto’s engagement with a whole range of climate change issues is so compelling that Manchester City Council are … Continue reading

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MCFly 040- delivery delivery delivery

Last year was about planning and promising. This year, in the words of a very senior official from Manchester City Council, is, well, read the headline. For a quick overview of important issues and dates between now and issue 66 … Continue reading

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Richard Leese at the GMex

Richard Leese, Leader of Manchester City Council, was at the Copenhagen Rally to launch Manchester’s Climate Action Plan “Manchester. A Certain Future.” As well as telling Ed Miliband, Minister for the Department of Energy and Climate Change that we need … Continue reading

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The beginning of the end?

Ed Miliband, your government’s climate change top bod, couldn’t resist the Churchill allusion. Asked by the chair of tonight’s huge public meeting for an inspirational summing up about Copenhagen (which happens to be the subject of a pretty cool cartoon … Continue reading

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MCFly 037- Executive Decision

On Wednesday 18 November the Executive Manchester City Council will adopt a 64 page plan about Climate Change. The document, called “Manchester. A Certain Future. Our co2llective action on climate change” has been months in the making. Written by a … Continue reading

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Q and A with Richard Sharland

Weds 21stOct: At a public meeting organised by Manchester Climate Forum to discuss the Council-led Climate Change Action Plan, Richard Sharland (Manchester City Council’s head of environment strategy) tackled questions about the plan ranging from aviation, the international implications of … Continue reading

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