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.
Business as usual can’t continue says Co-operatives UK CEO Rose Marley. The IPCC climate change report ups the stakes for action to combat this existential threat and co-operatives have a big part to play in leading the way towards sustainable business practice.
The latest IPCC report is a damning indictment of our failure to tackle emissions leading to climate change. Matthew Paterson, of the University of Manchester, reports on the reasons for that failure, offers solutions and discusses the important role of the report in the upcoming COP26 negotiations in Glasgow.
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.
The Post Growth Challenge was set to provide concise and accessible summaries of the alternatives to the dominant global economic system which says infinite growth is possible on finite planetary resources.
Steady State Manchester presents the entries to the challenge, including the zine created by University of Manchester students which earned top spot.
In response to Climate Emergency Manchester’s 1760-signature petition, Manchester City Council has voted to approve a new scrutiny committee devoted to tackling the climate emergency.
‘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.
Legal advisor to Boris Johnson’s planning reforms represents Manchester City Council in judicial review over Central Retail Park
Architect of Boris Johnson’s government’s controversial overhaul of the English planning system, Christopher Katkowski QC is representing Manchester City Council in a judicial review of the local authority’s future use of the former Central Retail Park in Ancoats.
The dominant global economic system says infinite growth is possible on finite planetary resources. It is a system which is devouring the planet, increasing human inequality, decreasing biodiversity, and spewing out vast amounts of greenhouse gases causing devastating climate change.
There needs to be an alternative to the endemic and irrational idea that rising GDP is the only way to measure progress. The Post Growth Challenge is your chance to present that alternative.
Research reveals Greater Manchester Pension Fund’s fossil fuel investments devalued by £375m over the last 3 years, casting doubt on the Fund’s claim that it is merely fulfilling its fiduciary duty to employers and pensioners by investing in gas and oil companies.