What CEM is up to?
Last week our main activity was analysing the upcoming documents (note, we’ve not used the p-word) to be discussed at Neighbourhoods and Environment Scrutiny Committee on Wednesday 5th February at 2pm (we are having a 1pm pre-meeting at the Waterhouse, 67-71 Princess St – all welcome.. The documents themselves are a shocker – a year to produce… this? There’s lots we could say, but let’s stick to this
- where is the MONEY for climate action?
- what happened to the Zero Carbon Framework 2020-2038?
- there are so MANY questions – see our Briefing Paper, which was put together with the help of CEM folk and allies, including Mark Burton of Steady State Manchester. We have sent it to all members of NESC…
We also found time to write about not existing, write about and also post footage of the 23rd January Climate Subgroup, and also meet with old friends/allies, and new ones who got in touch through our website and contact form. And we in the core group made a Momentous Decision. All we can say right now is “please put a note in your diary for Monday 10th February.” We’re almost certainly gonna be asking you to do some serious click-tivism and networking.
Dates for your diary (this week)
Mon 3rd 6pm XR Manchester “COP26 – review of past, start Glasgow conversations” at The Old Bank Residency, Old Bank Building, Hanover St, M4 4BB
Tue 4th, 6.30-7.30pm Climate grief session Friends Meeting House, Mount Street, Manchester. As we have limited spaces please confirm if you are coming to firstname.lastname@example.org
Weds 5h, 2pm -4pm Neighbourhoods and Environment Scrutiny Committee Meeting, Town Hall Annexe. Climate change “plans” being discussed. Meet with CEM folk at 1pm at the Waterhouse, (Wetherspoons pub) on Princess St beforehand
Weds 5th, 5-7pm University Climate Network launch UoM University Place Building, Oxford Rd, M13 9 Manchester
Thur 6th 7.30-9.30pm, Manchester Greenpeace monthly meeting Lass o Gowrie pub, 36 Charles Street M1 7DB Manchester
Fri 7th, 12-2pm Fridays for Future gathering, outside Central Library
Dates for your diary (rest of February)
Thurs 13th Feb, 7pm to 9pm. Launch of our next report ‘Manchester City Council, and Climate Change: a beginner’s guide’ – The Sandbar, 120 Grosvenor St
Thurs 27th, 7pm to 8.30pm The first “End of the World” book club reading – Animal Farm by George Orwell. The Sandbar, 120 Grosvenor St.