Events

Liberal Democrat Fringe Event

Greening the Economy after Brexit: new economic thinking and the Liberal Democrat recovery',

Sunday, 18th September 18.15-19.15, Edinburgh, Hilton Metropole, Brighton.

Speakers: Chris Huhne (former cabinet minister), Nick Mabey (founder director of E3G) and Janice Turner (originator of the investment initiative Red Line Voting). Chair: Helen Flynn (SLF Chair) Social Liberal Forum co-hosting with the Liberal Sustainability Network

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The Green Manifesto

Tuesday 11th March 2014, 3.00-5.15pm

Attlee Suite, Portcullis House, House of Commons, Westminster

Chair: Baroness Kate Parminter, Co-chair of Defra LibDem Parliamentary Party Committee

Proposer: Tim Farron MP, President, Liberal Democrats

Respondents: Juliet Davenport, Chief Executive Good Energy; James Murray, Editor, Business Green; David Nussbaum, Chief Executive WWF-UK.

THE GREEN MANIFESTO: Launch of policy proposals for the Liberal Democrat 2015 election manifesto
Liberal Sustainability Network/Green Book, with the sustainability hub

Following on from The Green Book: New Directions for Liberals in Government last year comes The Green Manifesto, a comprehensive set of proposals for the policies the Liberal Democrats need to adopt and campaign on to retain and increase support among green-minded voters.

Written by leading parliamentarians and activists, The Green Manifesto sets out a new approach for the party. It argues that the choice in the election is not simply about how the fruits of growth are shared, following the start made by the Coalition to rebuild public finances and rebalance the economy. It must also be about the new directions needed to put the economy on a truly sustainable basis and to deliver what people really want – one that can increase living standards, improve quality of life and future-proof the economy.

The Green Book called upon Liberal Democrats to treat the environmental crisis as a core challenge of economic policy, rather than as a discrete problem. It was described by Matthew Spencer from Green Alliance as proposing “ambitious environmental policy to resolve centre ground concerns of restoring growth and creating a stronger economy”. Now The Green Manifesto puts that agenda into practical policy proposals.

Spring Conference event:
Tim Farron MP and Fiona Hall MEP will speak at a fringe event at the Liberal Democrat Spring Conference in the Micklegate Room, Hilton Hotel, York on Saturday 8th March from 18.15-19.30.

 

Previous events for the Green Book

Book launch

Monday 4th March, 10.00-12.00pm

Attlee Suite, Portcullis House, House of Commons, Westminster

Chair: Baroness Kate Parminter, Co-chair of Defra LibDem Parliamentary Party Committee

Speakers: Tom Burke, Founding Director, E3G, and environmental policy adviser to Rio Tinto

Andrew Raingold, Executive Director, Aldersgate Group of leaders from business, politics and society for a sustainable economy

Matthew Spencer, Director, Green Alliance, the environmental think-tank

 

Spring Conference Fringe

Saturday 9th March, 13.00 – 14.00

Buckingham Room, Hilton Metropole, Brighton, Sussex

Chair: Baroness Kate Parminter, Co-chair of Defra LibDem Parliamentary Party Committee

Speakers: Nick Clegg, Deputy Prime Minister

Ed Davey, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change

Ben Page, Chief Exective of Ipsos MORI

Tom Burke, Founding Director, E3G, and environmental policy adviser to Rio Tinto