Windmills in Germany

The EU and green growth. What’s it up to?

Edward Robinson

So far, the British debate on continued EU membership has largely avoided discussion of long-term sustainable development. But on this distinctly 21st century political challenge, the EU is doing a lot. In this piece, I survey the two flagship policies. Bestriding EU climate policy is the European Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) and the programme to reform it. The ETS…

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A country mile

Cat Smith

Our rural and coastal communities often feel their voices aren’t heard in politics. Turn on the television, the radio or read any newspaper and you’ll hear plenty of talk about Crossrail, the City, even the ‘northern powerhouse’. In contrast, you’ll hear very little about coastal flooding, rural tourism, the fishing industry, access to (or lack…

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Bringing it home

Ed Wallis

In December, politicians, campaigners and diplomats will come together in Paris for the latest in a series of UN negotiations aimed at tackling the world’s greatest collective challenge: how to catalyse action on climate change. But whether or not these talks put us on a plausible path to keeping global temperature rises to 2C –…

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Places to be: green spaces for active citizenship

Tuesday 14 April 2015, 9.30-11am | The Attic, Bush Theatre, 7 Uxbridge Road, London, W12 8LJ This event will launch a new Fabian Society report, Places to be. Keynote speaker: Maria Eagle, shadow secretary of state for the environment, food...

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2013 Party Conference Roundtables

Our Party Conference roundtables are private invitation-only events. Attendance will be restricted to just 20 people in order to ensure a quality discussion. The events will also be held under the Chatham House Rule. Labour Party Conference All of...

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Fabian Summer Conference: Green Labour

Come and join the Fabian Society on July 6th at our Summer conference entitled Green Labour. We are delighted to announce that our morning keynote will be given by Will Hutton. Our Summer Conference will take place at the...

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People First: Labour’s New Thinking on Transport

Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House, Houses of Parliament, SW1A 0AA

Thank you to those who attended our event in association with Labour’s Policy Review. We hosted a debate with Shadow Secretary of State, Maria Eagle on the subject of transport. You can read a copy of Maria's speech to...

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Green Labour and a popular environmentalism

Grand Committee Room, Houses of Parliament.

The Fabians are teaming up with Labour's Policy Review once more to host a debate on  Labour's approach to the green agenda. Featuring: Ruth Davis (Chief Policy Adviser Greenpeace UK) Michael Jacobs (Visiting Professor LSE) Caroline Flint MP (Shadow Secretary...