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.
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.
‘Financial impact has been absolutely devastating’: art venue managers and artists on the Covid crisis toll
To support struggling creative workers art organisations have joined forces to create the Greater Manchester Artist Hub. Many self-employed and freelance artists have been left without support by the government. Two artists tell of their Covid pandemic experiences.
Take the Post Growth Challenge to help reimagine our economy
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.
The Covid-19 crisis offers opportunities to create a better world – can we seize them?
Video of online debate discussing the big issues around the Covid-19 crisis. A pandemic that has shook the world and destabilized the status quo. What will take its place? Five panelists from Manchester shared a wealth of knowledge and ideas at this debate, which asked the question: The Covid-19 crisis offers opportunities to create a […]
Manchester is hit hard by the overwhelming UK debt crisis
Britain is in the grip of a personal debt crisis, with an increasing numbers of families being caught in spiraling debt traps. Unsecured, non-mortgage, household debt is now at £239 billion higher than it was before the financial crash in 2008. When it comes to those struggling with debt, Manchester is hit particularly hard with […]
We can afford world-leading NHS healthcare, and here’s why
Simon Stevens, chief executive of the NHS, recently asked the government for some of the extra £350m per week funding pledged on the side of the Brexit bus, to alleviate the crisis in the NHS due to chronic under funding. In reply the Chancellor’s Autumn Budget fell far short of Steven’s request, allocating just £350 […]