Four Challenges For Manchester

At the Manchester: A Certain Future Annual General Meeting in Manchester Town Hall, July 2015, Craig Bennett, the new Friends Of The Earth Chief Executive issued Four Challenges For Manchester to become a Green City

If we can have, in the year that Manchester is the European City of Science, a green revolution in the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, it would give a big message, a signal to the world that you can have a green revolution anywhere

Here are the FOUR CHALLENGES

  1. GO FOSSIL FREE

Go from FRACK FREE to FOSSIL FREE, make every home energy efficient, create a Community Renewables Revolution and create ALL power from renewables

  1. PUT YOUR MONEY WHERE YOUR MOUTH IS

Divestment is a huge issue at the moment, and with the Greater Manchester Pension Fund having dodgy environmental credentials, and worth somewhere in the region of £13.3 billion, it is time for the Greater Manchester Pension Fund to be BOLD and VISIONARY and to fully embrace the global divestment movement, transferring all funds from the GMPF that are in dirty industry to cleaner, greener industry

  1. GREEN ECONOMY

All Industries Need To Be Green, transfer from heavy Industry To LOW CARBON / ZERO CARBON

The Universities have a big part to play and other areas that need to be looked at are Local Enterprise Partnerships and Aviation Policy

  1. MAKE MANCHESTER THE UKs’ HEALTHIEST CITY

Investment in modern, high quality, green jobs and high quality greenspaces

It is time to rise to these challenges!

LINKS

http://zerocarbonbritain.com/report

Report, Zero Carbon Britain: Re-thinking The Future

http://www.climate-change-jobs.org/

One Million Climate Jobs Now!

http://macf.ontheplatform.org.uk/

Manchester: A Certain Future

http://manchesterclimatemonthly.net/2015/07/08/manchester-a-cretin-future-climate-conference-epic-fail/

http://macf.ontheplatform.org.uk/article/macf-annual-general-meeting-2015

Reviews of the Manchester: A Certain Future AGM 2015

http://www.merci.org.uk/drupal/node/32109

New Chief Executive of Friends of the Earth

http://www.climate-change-jobs.org/news/2015-06/divest-fossil-fuels-invest-climate-jobs-19th-september-2015

Divest From Fossil Fuels and Invest In Climate Jobs

http://www.soulsustainability.co.uk/recent-projects-refresh-of-the-manchester-climate-change-action-plan/

Refresh Of The Manchester Climate Change Action Plan

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