The week ahead – @ClimateEmergMcr bulletin 8th March #Manchester #climate

Happy International Women’s Day, everyone.

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Climate Emergency Manchester news

Tonight we have our monthly meeting. It’s international women’s day, and Chloe Jeffries and Marion Smith are co-chairing.  Send us an email if you want to join the meeting, which runs from 8.30 to 9.15.  It’s mainly to create a space where people can:

  1. connect with other people;
  2. hear what cem is doing;
  3. hear what other groups are doing; and
  4. advertise upcoming events.

NB It is NOT there for endless old white man discussions…

Last week we launched our briefing paper about how the new Climate Emergency Scrutiny Committee could function as a vital node in Manchester’s climate response.

We urge you to write to your councillors and to Council leader Richard Leese. If you’ve time, also write to your MP and the chairs of the six scrutiny committees. And if you’ve STILL got time, the eight members of the City Council’s Senior Management Team. And please ask your friends to write too!

If you want to get involved in what we do – and you don’t need to be an “expert” in anything – please do get in touch via

Council news

This week the six scrutiny committees meet, Tuesday to Thursday, at 10am and 2pm slots.  Climate change is not there on any agendas. Of course.  You can see the agendas, links to the livestreams, and some snark here.

Our fabulous Team Scrutiny will be blogging about these meetings. When the meetings start up again in late May, climate change WILL be on the agenda(s)…


Dates for your diary

      • Weds 24th-ish March – recommendations which are going to Constitution and Nominations will be released. We will see what is being recommended….
      • Wednesday 31 March, 10am – meeting of Full Council, where proposals for massively improved climate scrutiny may be a) presented and b) agreed.

(Local) stuff worth reading

Last week’s UK budget was not – of course – green.

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