Performers clad in red, symbolising blood on the hands of government due to inaction in combatting climate change, stopped over in Manchester as part of a silent art pilgrimage from Truro to the Cop26 climate conference in Glasgow.
Can Cop26 lead to a viable future? We ask Manchester’s post growth expert
Mark Burton is a member of the Steady State Manchester collective, which promotes the ideas of post growth as a way to achieve a viable economy, society and environment. We talk about the collective’s new book, A Viable Future, and the upcoming Cop26 summit.
Manchester campaigns for climate justice in the run up to Cop26
Stephen Pennells reports on climate justice campaigns in Manchester running up to the Cop26 climate conference in Glasgow.
Grassroots climate campaign fighting to save our planet, starting with Manchester
Climate Emergency Manchester are an activist group keeping Manchester council on their toes when it comes to meeting their commitments on tackling the climate emergency.
We must declare a biodiversity emergency here in Greater Manchester
As the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, and with the ambition to be a world-leading Green City Region, Greater Manchester must declare a Biodiversity Emergency just like it did for the Climate Emergency, says James Walsh.
How corrupt is the UK?
Political economist Richard Murphy addresses this question in response to Boris Johnson claiming the UK “is not remotely a corrupt country” after being barraged by questions on ethical standards by journalists at the Cop26 summit, referring to the Owen Patterson lobbying scandal.
Shipping emissions must fall by a third by 2030 and reach zero before 2050 – new research
New study by University of Manchester researchers suggests international shipping ‘must make a radical change in course’ to reduce greenhouse gas emissions this decade to enable a path to zero emissions by 2050, and limit global heating to 1.5°C. Guest article from The Conversation.
Oldham takes a community powered route to renewable energy
Through community wealth building models councils like Oldham are redefining the terms of net zero, providing local ownership of energy production while also decarbonising it.
Didsbury residents produce 30 times more aviation carbon emissions than those in Ardwick, carbon calculator estimates
Data provided by the Place Based Carbon Calculator estimates that people living in Didsbury produce more carbon emissions due to aviation than any other ward in Manchester.
Use the carbon calculator, with your postcode, to see carbon emissions estimates for your neighbourhood.
Gordon Brown says economics must embrace ‘environmental sustainability’ to combat climate change
Former prime minister Gordon Brown, speaking at the Ripples of Hope Festival in Manchester, says ‘environmental sustainability’ has to be a primary goal for the global economy, and that a Green New deal for the UK is essential in the run up to COP26.