An ambitious new project is addressing pandemic induced job loss while boosting the retrofit sector in Greater Manchester. Nick Prescott visits a home undergoing retrofitting works to learn more.
Manchester City Council has not kept its promises of emergency action on climate change, a new report coordinated by Climate Emergency Manchester has found. Manchester City Council is one of seven UK city councils which has not kept its promises of emergency action on climate change, according to a new report. The report by Climate […]
Greater Manchester must retrofit 60,000 residential and commercial buildings a year to be zero carbon by 2038. Cooperatives and small businesses have led the way to make homes fit for the future, but not on the scale needed due to financial restrictions, skills shortages and inappropriate supply chains. Local authorities will need to work with […]
Jonathan Atkinson from Greater Manchester’s Carbon Co-op, looks at the key issues concerning the Green New Deal and the multiple beneficial outcomes that could be brought about by its implementation. People wanting to learn more about the Green New Deal can do so at a free event this Friday at the Friends Meeting House in […]
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.
With Covid and the climate crisis exacerbating mental health issues across society, City of Trees is tackling the problem by aiming to plant three million trees – just over one for every person in Greater Manchester.
Greater Manchester Labour for a Green New Deal believes that the fight against climate breakdown is one in which mutual support is imperative — the GND Councillor Support Network is their contribution to that fight.
Planning decisions in Manchester are feeding the fires of inequality and ignoring the housing crisis
The passing of two controversial building proposals in Manchester raises the question – who does the city’s development model serve? A land commission for Greater Manchester could provide answers to that question and point the way to a more equitable use of land in the future.
Manchester city council’s Executive Committee met yesterday to review the Council’s 2020-25 Climate Change Action plan. The Tyndall Centre, Manchester, told The Meteor that it was likely Manchester was ‘off the pace in terms of year-on-year reductions’ in carbon emissions.
‘We have one planet with one planet’s worth of resources to share, so we need to be careful how much we use and waste.’
Jyotika Virmani grew up and developed her passion for science in Manchester. Now a world leading ocean scientist, she talks to The Meteor about her work and hopes for Earth’s future.