The week ahead – @ClimateEmergMcr bulletin abt #Manchester #climate stuff Jan 18th

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Climate Emergency Manchester news

Two weeks we released our latest “Hung Drawn and Quarterly” report about the City Council’s (in)activity on its climate promises.

Last week the six scrutiny committees of Manchester City Council met.  And our fantastic team of supporters not only endured death-by-Zoom, but also wrote blog posts giving you the low down.  This is the first time that CEM (or anyone, we think) has covered all the committees in a Scrutiny week. It’s a big deal (for us: we know we should get out more, but #pandemic, and a HUGE thank you to those who watched and wrote).  You can read the six here

The common theme? Money’s too tight to mention, and the climate emergency is largely forgotten/ignored. It’s almost as if a seventh scrutiny committee is urgently needed.

See also our lead letter in the Manchester Evening News, on Saturday 16th

Council news

This Wednesday the Executive meets, to rubberstamp a bunch of reports.

Other groups

Monday 18 January 18:45 – 20:00 XR North meeting. “UK Actions strategy 2021 presentation and Q&A.”

Thursday 21 January, 3pm Panel discussion: Climate Change and the future of Youth Work in Manchester (Groundwork Greater Manchester)Register for the (free) event via Eventbrite link  

See Kindling Trust’s plans for the year ahead.

Dates for your diary

Thursday 4 February  – Manchester Art Gallery climate event

Monday 8 February, 8pm – CEM’s next online meeting.  And believe it or not, you will come away more connected and energised than at the start, or your money back!  (Free event).  Email us for the webex link –

Tuesday 9 February , 10am – Resources and Governance Scrutiny Committee discusses CEM’s petition for a seventh scrutiny committee

Thursday 6 May  – Local Elections.

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