The Ways Forward Conference 2022 in Manchester offered workshop discussions, panel sessions and plenaries around the role of co-ops in the current global climate crisis, including local action from energy to development.
Co-ops and climate justice: Preview of October’s Ways Forward 2022
More than 150 co-operators are due to gather in Manchester to discuss community-led responses to the global heating crisis
Greater Manchester woman amongst 19 people in court today for Insulate Britain protests
Insulate Britain activists are in court today. They face conviction and possible imprisonment for their direct action protests aimed at spurring the government into action to combat climate change.
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.
Muzzled councillors, tipped to replace Leese, unable to respond to calls for climate action
Campaigners are calling on Sir Richard Leese’s successor to “hit the reset button” when it comes to action on climate change. Councillors unable to respond due to being whipped into silence by Labour Group.
Blocking the Green New Deal motion is a huge mistake for Labour
The Labour Party’s blocking of a Green New Deal motion is a catastrophe for the party, the country and the climate, argues Sean Benstead.
Councillor Support Network will promote a Green New Deal and fight climate breakdown
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.
Salford tenants invited to join tenant climate jury
Salix Homes in Salford is inviting social tenants to join a first-of-its-kind tenants’ jury to consider how residents, social landlords and others can tackle climate change.
CLES welcomes Sarah Longlands as new chief executive
Former director of IPPR North and advocate for regional development in the North of England joined the Manchester-based ‘think and do’ tank in June.