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Transforming transport

Margherita Rendel

Climate change and the lack of public transport are closely connected, but this not a connection that is currently being discussed. This matters. We all know that climate change is caused by greenhouse gases including particulates which come from burning fossil fuels. One-third of these come from cars, lorries, vans, buses, coaches, trains and some…

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A fork in the road

Baroness Jenny Jones

The Green Party view of the European Union is that it is a flawed organisation, but that its benefits outweigh the flaws and it is better to stay in and reform it than ditch it altogether. Personally, I fear it is unreformable. From the outset in the 70’s, when the UK agonised about joining, I…

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A green wales

Jenny Rathbone

After the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in 1986 two women in southern Germany asked their energy company to provide the city’s 2,000 inhabitants with only renewable energy. They were told it couldn’t be done. Inspired by this rebuff the two women went on to create their own renewable energy company; and the village of Shonau in…

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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...