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FRINGE: Is our exam system setting up millions to fail? Is it time for a new era for
National Education Union
This session will discuss whether the current education system fails too many pupils,
teachers and schools. There are concerns that it places undue demands on young people
- risking their mental health - and is creating a new generation who leave school scarred
by their experience of the exam system. Join the debate and discuss the changes that are
needed to fashion an assessment system fit for the 21st Century.
FRINGE: Right to roam in England: the public health, environmental and social justice benefits.
Addressing the growing movement to bring rights in England in line with those in Scotland.
Chair: Natalie Bennett
Speakers: Guy Shrubsole, campaigner, and Nick Hayes, author of The Book of Trespass.
FRINGE: Campaigning to close the gap between hot air and climate action
Greta is right: we hear a lot of blah blah blah but we don't hear politicians proposing policies that would rapidly
reduce CO2 emissions. A high and rising carbon tax is the policy that would achieve that. It would be a powerful lever
to drive fossil fuels out of our economy and close the gap between climate rhetoric and real CO2 reductions. It would
be paid by the fossil fuel companies, and we would ensure that the money yielded would be used to fund retrofit
and support the incomes of those facing higher fuel costs.
How can we campaign for such a powerful carbon tax in the run-up to COP26? Join our panel of experts to find out!
Jude Walker, who walked from his home in Hebden Bridge to Parliament to make sure that MPs would debate the
David Flint, convener of the Green Party's Climate Emergency Policy Working Group, co-chair of the Party’s COP26
Molly Scott Cato, green economist and the Party's speaker on Economy and Finance
Tom Scott, the Party's Campaign Coordinator
TRAINING: Innovate your local election campaigns
Please note this training is only for members directly involved in running campaigns in multiple wards. Advanced
bookings required, please book here.
INTERNAL: How do Greens communicate to win over more voters?
Polling shows that there is a large number of voters looking for a new home and many are open to voting Green at
the next General Election. But how do we communicate if we are to win over those ‘Green considerers’? This
session, run by our Chief Executive and Senior Managers, will explain how all this links to our political strategy, what
the research says and how we can act on it.
PANEL: The Forgotten 70%: the crucial place of oceans in climate and biodiversity
With deep sea mining threatening to destroy parts of this planet of which we are entirely ignorant, growing
understanding of the many other threats of environmental destruction, and so many beautiful and amazing
creatures from which we could learn, the Green Party needs to take a leading role in protecting our oceans. Learn
about what you can do.
Since 1980, we’ve lost over 35% of our seagrass meadows - 2 football fields each hour, a rate of loss is equal to that
of coral reefs and rainforests. In less than two years uncontrolled seabed mining could begin, and the UK
government recently abstained from voting at the IUCN World Conservation Congress on the motion for a
moratorium on deep-sea mining. Yet there's a big greenwashing effort on to claim this extractive destruction is