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Email Bulletin #18

Sunday October 11th, 2009

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Dear all,

another email bulletin from Manchester Climate Fortnightly. Next full newsletter will be out Saturday 17th
October, with the usual mix of upcoming events, council news, “Coping with Copenhagen” etc.

There's a quick survey that the Call to Real Action group has devised, in order to get you thinking about your
“2020 vision of a fair and climate-safe Manchester.” Answers from the survey which you can fill in online
via this link- http://calltorealaction.wordpress.com/2009/09/02/2020-vision-for-a-fair-climate-safe-
manchester/- will be used to help write C2RA's Alternative Action Plan.

Dates for your diary

Saturday 17th October 10 to 4pm Climate Action Now conference organised by the Stop Climate Chaos
coalition and Co-op. THIS IS NOW FREE. IF YOU HAVE ALREADY BOUGHT A TICKET, YOU WILL
GET A REFUND.
http://climateactionnow.eventbrite.com/

Weds 21st October from 7pm Manchester's Climate Change Action Plan
Your chance to quiz Richard Sharland, the City Council's Director of Environmental Strategy, about the
Climate Change Action Plan. Followed by networking, brainstorming and announcements.
Friends Meeting House, 6 Mount St
website http://www.manchesterclimateforum.org.uk/oct21.html
Facebook event- http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=173021222436

Best wishes

Marc Hudson, co-editor of Manchester Climate Fortnightly

In this bulletin-
Bangokok recriminations
Photo Competetion
On the MCFly blog
Upcoming Events

Bangkok recriminations
From Richard Black, BBC correspondent
“The latest round of UN climate talks in Bangkok has ended with deep divisions over the shape of a new
global treaty. Developing countries want an extension of the Kyoto Protocol; but developed nations are
arguing for a completely new agreement. Poorer countries and environment groups accuse the west of
lacking ambition.”
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/8298553.stm

Photo competition
If a picture paints a thousands words... then send your message to World Leaders meeting in Copenhagen
about Climate Change using just a picture. We are inviting people to get creative with their cameras and take
a picture that sends a clear message that now is the time to act. Join our Flickr group and post your entry on:
http://www.flickr.com/groups/climate-action-now
The top 10 will be displayed at Climate Action Now event on Saturday 17th October at New Century Hall,
Manchester.

On the MCFly blog


Council Meeting at which 10:10 commitment was agreed
http://manchesterclimatefortnightly.blogspot.com/2009/10/council-meeting-october-7.html

Oxfam's “how to lobby training” (rather good!)


http://manchesterclimatefortnightly.blogspot.com/2009/10/making-positive-nuisance-of-yerself.html

Honesty versus the meteorite


http://manchesterclimatefortnightly.blogspot.com/2009/10/honesty-versus-meteorite.html

coming soon- reports from some of the Tory Conference fringe events, and MCFly's account of the Council's
mini-conference.

Upcoming events
Mon 12 City Council hosting a mini-conference at the Town Hall around the Climate Change Action Plan.
Full!
Tues 13 Action for Sustainable Living intro, St Wilfrid's Entreprise Centre, Royce Road, Hulme
http://www.afsl.org.uk/node/935
Tues 13, 7pm: Friends of the Earth full group meeting, Green Fish Resource Centre, 46-50 Oldham St.
http://www.manchesterfoe.org.uk
Thurs 15 10.30 to 12.30 Energy Saving Trust Green Communities Launch, Palace Hotel, Oxford Road,
Manchester, M60 7HA
Thurs 15, 10am - 12.30pm Transition Towns in the City Bridge 5 Mill Ancoats. To book your place please
ring Corrina on 0161 273 1736
Sat 17 10am - 4pm Climate Action Now conference at New Century House free
http://www.climateactionnow.eventbrite.com nsansom@oxfam.org.uk
Mon 19 Young people and Climate Change –Oxfam’s Active Global Citizenship Conference
http://www.en4m.org.uk/?q=node/141gg7
Weds 21, 7pm The Climate Change Action Plan(s) With speakers from the Council and Call to Real Action.
Followed by Q and A, brainstorming & networking Friends Meeting House, 6 Mount St
http://www.manchesterclimateforum.org.uk
Sat 24, 9.30am - 5pm Feeding Manchester 2. Discussions around practical ways of making Greater
Manchester's food system more sustainable. The event is for a relatively small number of individuals and
group. Email mail@kindling.org.uk for a booking form. £10 to cover lunch etc
Sunday 25, Oxjam Manchester Takeover http://www.oxjammanchester.org
Mon 26, 5.30 to 7.30pm Action for Sustainable Living Volunteer Social Sand Bar, 120 Grosvenor Street
http://www.afsl.org.uk/node/1727
Tues 27, 7.15pm "Climate Change, Copenhagen and the Economy" Campaign against Climate Change,
Friends Meeting House
Sat 31 Friends of the Earth Halloween Trick or Treat lobby of MPs
http://www.foe.co.uk/community/news/trick_or_treat_21351.html

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