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Green Alliance at party conferences 2021
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Circular Economy

Green Alliance at party conferences 2021

Green Alliance will be at the Labour and Conservative party conferences for a series of in person events this year. It promises to be a lively conference season ahead of the comprehensive spending review and COP26.
 
Below are the details of our events to add to your diaries, you can also find us in the fringe guides. We look forward to seeing you there. Please note that unless otherwise stated all events will be taking place inside the conference zones so only accredited conference attendees will be able to attend.
 
If you have any particular accessibility needs or any questions about the events in general please do get in touch.

Labour Party conference, Brighton, 25-29 September

Panel discussion
What ever happened to the green recovery? 
 
Date: Monday, 27 September 2021
Time: 9.00 - 10.30am
Venue: Durham Hall Room 1, Hilton Brighton Metropole Kings Rd, Brighton, BN1 2FU

Our expert panel will look at the gaps between government rhetoric and reality on ‘build back better’, and what it means for the spending review, ‘levelling up’ and Labour Party policy.

Chair:
  • Shaun Spiers, executive director, Green Alliance
Speakers:
  • Signe Norberg, head of public affairs and communications, the Aldersgate Group
  • Tom Sasse, associate director, Institute for Government
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Drinks reception
Securing our future: COP26 reception, in partnership with WWF and SERA
 
Date: Monday, 27 September 2021
Time: 7.45 - 9.00pm
Venue: The Dome Room, Hotel du Vin, 2 Ship St, Brighton, BN1 1AD

A successful COP26 will lay the foundations for the work of future governments in tackling climate change and will be essential in ensuring climate justice and a liveable planet. This event will be an opportunity to pitch Labour’s vision for climate action in the run up to, and post COP26. This event takes place outside the conference secure zone so is accessible to those without a conference pass.

If you would like to attend, please register here.
 
Speakers
  • Rt Hon Ed Miliband MP, shadow secretary of state for business, energy and industrial strategy
  • Katie White, executive director of advocacy and campaigns, WWF
  • Shaun Spiers, executive director, Green Alliance
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Panel discussion:
Net zero: What are the big ideas for a locally led transition to low carbon homes? With Nesta and Green Alliance
 
Date: Tuesday, 28 September 2021
Time: 11.00am - 12.00pm
Venue: Tyne Room, Hilton Brighton Metropole Kings Rd, Brighton BN1 2FU

Three speakers have five minutes to sell their big idea on reducing home and local emissions. The audience will then have a chance to question them in return.
Chair:
  • Ravi Gurumurthy, CEO, Nesta
Speakers
  • Baroness Blake of Leeds, shadow spokesperson for housing communities and local government
  • Charlotte Nichols MP, member of parliament for Warrington North, BEIS Select committee
  • Polly Billington, chief executive, UK100
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Conservative Party conference, Manchester, 3 - 6 October
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Panel discussion:
Net zero: Who has the big ideas to cut household emissions? With Nesta and Green Alliance
 
Date: Monday, 4 October 2021
Time: 3.30 - 5.00pm
Venue: Central 7, Manchester Central, M2 3GX

Four speakers have five minutes to sell their big idea on reducing home and local emissions. The audience will then have a chance for you to question them in return.
Chair:
  • Ravi Gurumurthy, CEO, Nesta
Speakers:                                                                                                   
  • Clementine Cowton, director of external affairs, Octopus Energy
  • Roz Bulleid, deputy policy director, Green Alliance
  • James Williams, co founder and CEO, Sero
  • Alexander Stafford MP, member of parliament for Rother Valley
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Drinks reception:
Green Alliance and WWF drinks reception: Keeping 1.5 Alive at COP26

Date: Tuesday, 5 October 2021
Time: 6.00 - 7.30pm
Venue: Alexandra A suite, The Midland Hotel, 16 Peter St, Manchester, M60 2DS

With less than a month to go until COP26, Green Alliance and WWF are hosting an extra special reception at Conservative Party conference to celebrate the UK’s Presidency of the most important climate summit in a generation. The event will include a keynote speech from the COP president, the Rt Hon Alok Sharma MP, as we galvanise ambition and action in these final critical weeks to keep 1.5 alive at COP and beyond.
Speakers:                                                                                                   
  • Rt Hon Alok Sharma MP, COP president
  • Tanya Steele, chief executive, WWF-UK
  • Shaun Spiers, executive director, Green Alliance
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