Bluedot claims the festival ‘eco-crown’ not just for having a range of initiatives to cut emissions and waste, but also by offering a genuine attempt to inform, educate and influence its audience.
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.
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.
Red Rebel Brigade on the way to Cop26 perform at Manchester Piccadilly Station
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.
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.
IPCC report: how to make global emissions peak and fall – and what’s stopping us
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.