Climate Emergency Manchester weekly bulletin 17th Feb 2020

Last week was a quiet week for CEM.

Behind the scenes, research and planning went on for our next report (save the date – March 11th)

This week we will be a) launching our essay contest, b) mithering you all about the petition and c) writing about “the year ahead/risks and opportunities…

Back to that petition

We need 4000 signatures from people who live, work or study within Manchester City Council’s boundaries by mid August (though we have set ourselves the target of end of May.  Already after one week we have somewhere slightly north of 300 signatures in total… (with 116 of those online).  You will be hearing a lot more about this petition campaign, the whys and hows of it.  Meanwhile, we continue with all our other work. If you want to get involved with anything CEM does – as a graphic designer, signature collector, proof-reader, general purpose citizen, then get in touch via

(As of next week there will be detailed reporting on the petition, where signatories come from, how many are valid/invalid etc…)

This week’s events-


Upcoming dates for CEM events

  • Tues 25th – release of the “final” climate documents (the last lot could not be called plans) by Manchester City Council, ahead of them being scrutinised the following week. Watch this space…
  • Thurs 27th, 7.30pm End of the World reading group – Animal Farm. Sandbar, 120 Grosvenor St
  • Weds March 4th, 12-1.45pm, “Getting ready to attend scrutiny meeting about Manchester climate policy” Patagonia, 51 King Street, Manchester M2 7AZ    Climate Emergency Manchester is hosting a pre-meeting for citizens before the Neighbourhoods and Environment Scrutiny Committee (NESC) meeting, which runs from 2pm to 4pm at the Town Hall Annexe (2nd floor). From 12 to 1pm its general mingling – drop in during your lunch hour if you work in the city centre- talk to people from the CEM core group. From 1pm we will explain how the NESC process works, the shortcomings in the existing plans (final versions will be released Tues Feb 25th). We will then walk over to the meeting together. Bring a book (scrutiny meetings can be LONG).


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