Fabian Summer Conference 2013: Green Labour
9:45 – Registration starts
Refreshments will be served in the Council Room alongside this year’s exhibitors: WWF, Young Fabians, Labour Finance and Industry Group, Labour Movement for Europe, Fabian Women’s Network, The Cooperative Party, LabourList, Labour Campaign for International Development, Labour Women’s Network and Campaign Against Climate Change Trade Union Group.
10:30 – Keynote: Will Hutton
Location: Lecture Theatre One
Welcome and introduction: Andrew Harrop (General Secretary, Fabian Society)
After the speech there will be a short audience Q&A
11:00 – Morning Plenary – Greening Labour: The Environment and the Labour Movement
Location: Lecture Theatre One
Featuring: Michael Jacobs (Visiting Professor, Dept of Political Science, University College London), Mary Creagh MP (Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs), Joe Twyman (Director of Political and Social Research, YouGov), Ben Stafford (Head of Public Affairs, WWF) and Natan Doron (Senior Researcher, Fabian Society) (Chair).
12:15 – Morning Breakouts
Three parallel sessions covering broad themes surrounding politics and the environment
Please choose one session and follow the signs to your chosen location
People and Planet: Sustainable Development and Poverty Reduction Location: Committee Room 1
Featuring: Ivan Lewis MP (Shadow Secretary of State for International Development), Sue Ferns (Lead on Environment and Sustainability, TUC General Council), Karin Christiansen (General Secretary of the Co-operative party) and Claire Leigh (Labour Campaign for International Development) (Chair).
Green Transport Location: Lecture Theatre 1
Featuring: Maria Eagle MP (Shadow Secretary of State for Transport), Mark Ferguson (Editor, LabourList), Murad Qureshi (London Assembly Member) and Joe Fortune (Executive Committee member, SERA) (Chair).
Revaluing Food: From Farm to Fork Location:
Featuring: Fiona Twycross (London Assembly Member), Huw Irranca-Davies MP (Shadow Food & Farming Minister), Tim Lang (Professor of Food Policy, City University) and Jeanette Longfield (Coordinator, Sustain) (Chair).
13:15 – Lunch break
The Royal College of Surgeons is by Holborn tube station in the heart of London. There are a variety of eating alternatives by the tube station less than five minutes walk away
14:15 – Afternoon Breakouts
Three parallel sessions covering different policy themes. Please choose one session and follow the signs to your chosen location
Our Local Environment: Place, Land and Community Location: Committee Room 2
Featuring: Barry Gardiner MP (Shadow Minister for Natural Environment and Fisheries), Kate Godfrey (Labour PPC and zero carbon housing campaigner), Alastair Harper (Senior Policy Advisor, Green Alliance) and Ed Wallis (Editor, Fabian Review) (Chair).
The Green Economy: Responsible Capitalism and Climate Change Location: Committee Room 1
Featuring: Iain Wright MP (Shadow Minister, Business, Innovation and Skills), Councillor Joe Goldberg (Cabinet Member for Finance and Carbon Reduction, Haringey Council), Margaret Dantas Araujo (Fabian Women’s Network) and James Murray (Editor, Business Green) (Chair).
Energy Politics: The Market, the Climate and the Consumer Location: Lecture Theatre 1
Featuring: Caroline Flint MP (Shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change), Natalie Bennett (Leader, Green Party) Natan Doron (Senior Researcher, Fabian Society) and Mary Riddell (Journalist, Daily Telegraph) (Chair).
15:15 – 15 minute refreshment break
15:30 – Afternoon Plenary: Do We Out-green the Greens?: The Environment on the Doorstep
Featuring: Iain Wright MP (Shadow Minister, Business Innovation and Skills). (Natalie Bennett (Leader, Green Party), Joss Garman (Co-founder, Plane Stupid) and Marcus Roberts (Deputy General Secretary, Fabian Society) (Chair).
17.00 – Close
Today’s Conference is kindly supported by: WWF
In partnership with: SERA, the Young Fabians and the Fabian Women’s Network
In media partnership with: LabourList