These panel debates are part of the Green Party Spring Conference and are open to the public. If you wish to attend, please arrive 30 mins before the start time and sign in at the registration desk. The venue is the Brighton Hilton Metropole Kings Rd, Brighton BN1 2FU (directions).  

Friday 20 March, 18.45-20.00
RISING TO THE CHALLENGE: CAN CAPITALISM BE GREEN?

Society’s most challenging problems cannot be solved by government and non-profits alone. By harnessing the power of business, B Corps use profits and growth as a means to a greater end: for employees, communities, and the environment. There are currently over 2,500 Certified B Corporations in more than 50 countries.


Chair: Jenny Jones 




Chris Turner
 
Chief Executive of B Lab UK



Christopher Davis
 
International Director of CSR & Campaigns, The Body Shop
 

 


 

Saturday 21 March, 13.30-14.45
RADICAL CLIMATE DEMOCRACY IN THE RUN-UP TO COP   

This panel will explore the future of democracy in our country through the lens of climate change.


Chair: Caroline Lucas MP

 


Matthew Taylor
Chief Executive, RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce)


Farhana Yamin
 
Climate change lawyer, author, speaker & activist, Green New Deal and Extinction Rebellion

Noga Levy-Rapoport 
UK youth climate coalition, climate striker 

 


 

Saturday 21 March, 18.45-20.00
NEW BORDERS, OLD BORDERS - BREXIT AND UK’S PLACE IN THE REGION AND IN EUROPE

The UK is leaving the EU. Within a decade, Scotland is likely to hold a referendum on leaving the UK. Northern Ireland is gravitating towards the Republic. What can this mean for citizens’ rights? What is our place in in Europe, in the region? How do we promote and protect mobility?


Chair: Michal Chantkowski

Joint GPEW International Coordinator (since 2018), first Eastern European to stand in local and parliamentary elections in the North East.


Patrick Harvie MSP
Co-Leader of the Scottish Greens since 2008, Member of the Scottish Parliament since 2003. An experienced political and human rights campaigner.   


Cllr Lorna Bogue 
Cork City councillor, Irish Greens. Involved in the campaign to repeal the 8th amendment in Ireland. Currently an Msc Economic Analysis student.


Molly Scott Cato 
MEP from 2014 to 2020. Green Party spokesperson on Finance and the EU. Former professor of economics at Roehampton University.