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Update from the energy sub-group of Manchester: A Certain Future

An update from the work of the MACF Energy Sub-Group from Damian Burton, the chair of the sub-group.

Revaluing wood waste

The Alternative? Mike Hodson profiles Tree Station, a member-based approach to sustainable woodland management in Greater Manchester.

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The road to Beijing lies through Brussels

Baron Frankal argues that for our nation - and our city - our relationship with Brussels is a critical part of our appeal to Chinese markets.

Thinking allowed: values and learning for sustainable futures

In this short essay Tim May examines how, in our dialogue around sustainability, we anaesthetise ourselves against the effects of current actions on the environment because we are not faced with the voices from future generations.

Greater Manchester Hydrogen Partnership

Greater Manchester Hydrogen Partnership

The Alternative? Mike Hodson profiles efforts in Greater Manchester to promote an old technology to address current ecological and economic problems.

Saddleworth Community Hydro

The Alternative? Mike Hodson profiles a social investment to re-vitalise pre-existing technologies and assets.

Global conference on urban health to hit Manchester in 2014

March 2014 will see policy makers and experts on urban health from across the world gather in Manchester for the 11th International Conference on Urban Health (ICUH).

More than the sum of its parts

Baron Frankal on Greater Manchester's Combined Authority and the governance of the city region.

Anne Selby of the Greater Manchester Natural Capital Group

Harnessing Greater Manchester's Natural Capital

As environmental commitments come under increasing pressure, Greater Manchester’s Natural Capital Group has been set up to help defend the green corner. Platform talks to its chair, Anne Selby.

Turn Up the Volume: Experiments in Local Economics

What can be done to support local economies?  Alex Wharton reports on Rethinking Prosperity - Experiments in Local Economics, a recent workshop held at the Centre for Sustainable Living.

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