Over 100 people attended the Greater Manchester Climate and Environment Hustings on Thursday evening (1 st April), to hear candidates Andy Burnham (Labour), Melanie Horrocks (Green) and Simon Lepori (Liberal Democrats) set out their commitments to address the climate and ecological emergencies if they are elected Mayor of Greater Manchester on 6th May.
Government ban on UK funding of overseas fossil fuel projects: Friends of the Earth warns that exemptions would be disastrous
Research by Friends of the Earth has revealed that creating 250,000 green apprenticeships leading to jobs including in renewable energy, woodland creation, and peatland restoration, would help address the crises in youth unemployment (that could cost today's unemployed young people £39bn in future earnings), and climate breakdown.
Local councils in the north west still have over a billion pounds invested in planet-wrecking fossil fuels through local government pension funds. Freedom of information requests by environmental campaigners found that, despite decreases in recent years, local government pensions in the north west held over £1.4 Billion of investments …