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Community Energy at Risk from FITs Policy Changes

The government’s proposed subsidy cut for small scale renewable energy schemes will threaten around £127 million of investment in current projects.

Collecting accurate data at an urban level

Louise Marix Evans explores what kind of data can provide a meaningful measure of progress towards global urban sustainability?

'What comes next?': Manchester tackles global inequality

Deborah Linton explores global inequality and considers the influence of the new Global Development Institute.

Adapting to climate change in Greater Manchester

Is Greater Manchester prepared for climate change? Clare Wiley speaks to three leading figures about how the region is adapting.

Real Junk Food Project Manchester hosts: 'Just Eat It – A Food Waste Story'

Calling all food waste warriors! This month, Real Junk Food Project Manchester is hosting the city’s premiere screening of the award winning documentary ‘Just Eat It – A Food Waste Story’ - and you're invited...

Queues, Clogs and Redemption

Wood Street Mission's history exhibition 'Queues Clogs and Redemption' opens this month, launching their 'Post Your Memory' campaign and helping to raise awareness of child poverty in Manchester.

Q&A: Walter Leal, professor of environment and technology

Walter Leal is a Professor of Environment and Technology at Manchester Metropolitan University. He chats to Clare Wiley about tackling climate change quickly and smartly.

A self-help group selling Custard Apple seeds cultivated using small-scale irrigation practices in Kibwezi, south-eastern Kenya (October 2012)

Adapting to climate change — a global approach

The world’s leading agencies are convening in Manchester this month to ask: how do we adapt to climate change?

The Mustard Tree. Photo by Tony West.

Health inequalities and shared responsibilities

A new report examines health inequalities in deprived communities across Greater Manchester. 

Creativity can change our streets

Julieta Duran argues that teamwork and creative thinking can help transform our streets into pleasant places for us to socialise, walk and cycle through.

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