Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash
Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash

Experts on climate change and the economy will meet in Cheltenham next Thursday evening (June 27th) to explore the pressing environmental crisis and to debate ways forward offered by the ‘Green New Deal’.

The meeting, at Parklands Community Centre in Oakley, will hear from prominent activists and researchers setting out the scale of environmental damage now facing us all.

They will also be exploring the hopes for change offered by a new Green economic model that aims to address the twin threats of climate catastrophe and growing economic inequality.

Environmental scientists are now warning us that we have no more than 12 years to put in place measures that can prevent an increase of 1.5 degrees in global warming.

The debate and discussion will be led by:

Laurie Laybourn-Langton

Heading up research into Environmental Breakdown at the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR). Laurie was formerly Chair of the UK Health Alliance on Climate Change and founded the pressure group, ‘Bring Back the NHS’.

Fran Boait

Gloucester Labour Party prospective MP. Fran is Director of the ‘Positive Money’ think-tank which campaigns for ‘a money and banking system that enables a fair, democratic, and sustainable economy’.

Red Kellino

An activist at the heart of Extinction Rebellion (XR). Red will bring the urgent perspective of XR campaigners whose recent civil disobedience actions in our capital and elsewhere have captured the public mood.

The event will take place from 7-9pm, June 27th, at Parklands Community Centre, Wyman’s Road, Cheltenham, GL52 5PR.

Entry is free, the event is organised by Cheltenham Labour Party and all are welcome to attend.


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