In a recent report, the Committee on Fuel Poverty highlighted that progress on fuel poverty in England is stalling. On Fuel Poverty Awareness Day, Caitlin Robinson, Lecturer in Geography, reflects on reasons for this lack of progress and envisions a more ambitious approach to tackling fuel poverty. There is no typical profile of a fuel […]
Local Industrial Strategies can capitalise on gaps in UK climate and resource policies
As the UK and many local regions embark on developing and implementing industrial strategies Dr Kate Scott from the School of Environment, Education and Development argues it is crucial to identify how their strengths can support innovation and development for low carbon transitions. This is particularly true in light of the government’s recent announcement that […]
Beyond technology: addressing the social and sustainability challenges of next generation industrial systems
This week’s annual gathering of the World Economic Forum in Davos will discuss prospects for ‘Globalisation 4.0’, with participants debating how to match a global economy increasingly driven by new technology and the movement of ideas, people, and goods, with citizens around the world looking to ‘take back control’. Professor Philip Shapira from the Manchester […]
The return of industrial democracy: preparing the ground for dealing with wayward capitalism?
Miguel Martínez Lucio, Professor in the Work and Equalities Institute and the Alliance Manchester Business School at The University of Manchester, and an expert of worker participation, trade union questions and the role of the state, discusses the renewed interest in industrial democracy and the need for a strategic plan. There is a growing interest […]
Promoting financial stability in a financially-integrated world economy: Is there scope for international policy coordination?
Greater international financial integration in recent decades has increased the scope for cross-border financial spillovers from one group of countries to another. Do these spillovers, and the resulting financial risks that they create for the world economy, provide greater scope for international policy coordination in the area of prudential policy? In an ongoing joint research […]
Keynote for Industrial Strategy panel discussion
On 29 November 2018, academics, representatives from the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) and the Government collaborated at an event to help inform policy priorities for Greater Manchester’s Local Industrial Strategy. Minister for Business and Industry Richard Harrington MP was joined by Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham, to speak about ‘Delivering the Grand Challenges […]
Humanity in the spotlight: the investor’s responsibility
As The University of Manchester prepares to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Dr Lara Bianchi from the Business and Human Rights Catalyst at the Alliance Manchester Business School discusses the responsibility investors have in ensuring human rights are part of a company’s strategy. 82% of all of the growth […]
A Policy@Manchester interview with the Dr Bachir Ouedraogo, Minister of Energy for Burkina Faso
Dr Bachir Ouedraogo won a scholarship from the Sustainable Consumption Institute at The University of Manchester and he went on complete his PhD in MACE in 2012 looking at the impact of climate change, renewable energy and population on the future energy demand for Burkina Faso. In 2015 Bachir was elected to the National Assembly […]
Expert reaction – Environmental Audit Committee report
The Environmental Audit Committee launched its report on heat-related deaths and included a series of recommendations for the Government. Dr Claire Hoolohan Research Fellow at the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, considers how suitable recommendations in this report around water use are, and what additions she’d like to see. Claire’s current project, working with […]
We need creative responses to water stress and climate change, and we need them now.
As the threat of drought becomes a reality in the UK, Claire Hoolohan Research Fellow at the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, considers how we might change the way society uses water. With hosepipe bans being introduced how do we look at future water supplies Water shortage, or water scarcity, is about how much […]
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