Our report on public land privatisation published two weeks ago has sparked a political debate across our city on how we might better manage our public assets. Here we publish reflections from an organiser at Greater Manchester Labour for a Green New Deal.
How a Manchester schoolgirl became a world leading ocean scientist
Jyotika Virmani’s parents, migrated from India to Manchester in 1969. They overcame ‘rampant’ racism to establish themselves in the city and provide their daughter with a safe and secure home.
It was here that Jyotika developed her passion for science which inspired her to become an eminent oceanologist.
Climate Emergency Manchester petition results in council agreeing to redefine committee’s role in scrutinising climate action
Climate Emergency Manchester lobbied Manchester City Council for a new, 7th scrutiny committee for climate and environment.
The Council instead proposed restructuring existing committees to redefine the role of the Neighbourhoods and Environment Scrutiny Committee.
Today is our last chance to save New Islington Green
Alan Good, the Liberal Democrat candidate for Ancoats & Beswick, ran a survey that found 91% oppose development plans for New Islington Green. He recaps the overwhelming support for saving the Green, and questions how much the council really stands to gain financially from the development.
The climate crisis demands we scale up retrofitting homes in Greater Manchester
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 […]
Re-focussing the economy in times of climate emergency and economic exclusion
In a talk given to Manchester Labour Backbenchers’ Committee on 6 February 2020 Mark H Burton of Steady State Manchester outlined some of the key problems and potential solutions to climate emergency. In addressing this overall question, I will set out what I see as some of the key challenges, identify the main contenders for […]