‘People, Politics and the Planet: Any Questions?‘
6:00 p.m., 21 July 2016 at The Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AR.
Join the Sibthorp Trust, the British Ecological Society and the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) for the first post-referendum public debate on the future of environmental policy in the UK following the vote to leave the European Union, chaired by Jonathan Dimbleby.
Confirmed panellists include:
- Baroness Kate Parminter, Liberal Democrats, Spokesperson for Environment and Rural Affairs
- Natalie Bennett, Green Party, Leader
- Kerry McCarthy MP, Labour
- Stuart Agnew MEP, UKIP, Agriculture Spokesperson
The UK has voted to leave the European Union, launching the country into a period of uncertainty as a new relationship with Europe and the world is negotiated. The EU frameworks that have underpinned much of our environmental policy and legislation – from agriculture to protected areas – are no longer assured.
Yet the challenges of climate change and biodiversity loss will lose none of their urgency. What will environmental policy in the UK look like outside of the European Union? What threats and opportunities does ‘Brexit’ pose for the environment? How will we tackle international challenges under a new political agreement?
The debate will be followed by a drinks reception, and the opportunity to view the Atkins CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year exhibition.
Book your ticket now at http://peoplepoliticsplanet.eventbrite.com. Tickets are available at £10 for BES/RGS-IBG members and concessions, or £20 full price.