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needed for renewable energy installations. Get the facts.
Speakers: Marine biologist Dr Helen Scales, broadcaster and author of The Brilliant Abyss; Sian Owen, Director of the
Deep Sea Conservation Coalition, an alliance of civil society organizations collaborating to protect the biodiversity of
the deep ocean; and Dr Richard Lilley, CEO of Project Seagrass, chaired by Green peer Natalie Bennett.
FRINGE: Greens, Councillors and Climate Change
For Green Councillors and local party activists to share experiences of working to push councils on climate action.
FRINGE: Climate Justice and Reparations
Greens of Colour
‘Stop the Maangamizi’ campaigners along with activists and academics from around the world will share their
thoughts on how and why planet repairs should be central to the narrative when trying to tackle the climate
emergency if we are to be successful.
FRINGE: Getting transport to zero carbon - where policy meets practice
The session will look at putting policy into practice with real examples of elected Greens and campaigners getting
transport to zero carbon. We’ll look at:
Responding to the local challenges of embedding walking and cycling measures introduced during the
pandemic. (speakers: Gina Dowding and Ellie Chowns)
Campaigning for a reset of the £100bn roads programme - the carbon case for a radical shift in longerdistance travel (speaker: Ralph Smyth)
Exposing the gaps in government’s aviation and freight decarbonisation plans (speaker: Jonathan Essex)
Chair - Caroline Russell. Caroline is an Islington councillor, London Assembly member, City Hall Greens spokesperson
on Policing and Health and National Transport spokesperson.
Gina Dowding is a former MEP, Lancashire County Councillor, Lancaster City Councillor, cabinet member Strategic
Planning and Place.
Ellie Chowns is a former MEP, and a Herefordshire Councillor, cabinet member economy and environment
Ralph Smyth manages Transport Action Network's legal challenges against the roads programme and Possible's work
on decarbonising longer distance traffic.
Jonathan Essex is a Surrey County Councillor, and a councillor on Reigate and Banstead Borough Council, Green
House author and cyclist campaigning against Gatwick expansion.
INTERNAL: Where next for elections in the Green Party? (members only)
The new co-leaders have made winning elections a priority for the party. But what do we do now? Chris Williams,
Paul Steedman and Zoe Nicholson will share what the party needs and intends to do to deliver on our electoral
ambitions and seek your input on how you can be part of our next steps as a party.
TRAINING: Email basics on Action Network (members only)
Come along and ask your email questions to Action Network experts.
FRINGE: The Truth about Zane - climate change, accountability and social justice
Seven year old Zane's tragic story holds within it the burning issues of our time... Climate change and its devastating
impact on peoples' lives on the one hand; malfeasance, cover up and abnegation of social responsibility by our
elected representatives on the other. If we cannot achieve justice for Zane and ensure protection for people from
flooding and landfill hazards locally, what chance we’ll achieve what's urgently needed internationally?