Exeter Labour for a Green New Deal and Exeter Labour Society are co-hosting a panel event ‘How can Exeter fight the Climate Crisis?’ On Friday 22nd October at 7pm in the Alumni Auditorium at Exeter University.
Speakers include Professor Richard Betts MBE, one of the global top 21 climate scientists and IPCC Lead Author as well as local politicians and activists.
Wildfires on the West Coast of America, Siberia and idyllic Greek islands and catastrophic flooding in USA, Germany and Belgium are further evidence that the climate crisis is not a possible future event; it is happening now.
In response to the climate emergency, a group of Exeter activists who are members or supporters of the Labour Party have organised into the new ‘Exeter Labour for a Green New Deal’, aiming to raise awareness of the climate crisis and put pressure on politicians at all levels to take meaningful action in areas such as green transport, energy and housing.
This autumn the COP 26 Climate Summit in Glasgow is a crucial opportunity to set in motion the huge changes urgently needed to reverse climate patterns threatening the survival of the planet.
In the run up to COP 26, Exeter Labour for a Green New Deal (ELGND) will be hosting their first event on October 22nd at 7pm at the Alumni Auditorium, Exeter University entitled: ‘How can Exeter fight the Climate Crisis?’ This event will be cohosted by Exeter Labour Society and feature climate experts, politicians and activists for an evening of discussion.
Exeter University is home to the UK’s top five most influential climate scientists and the keynote speaker at the event will be Professor Richard Betts MBE, one of the global top 21 climate scientists and IPCC Lead Author.
The full line up includes:
- Prof Richard Betts MBE, Climate scientist, University of Exeter and Met Office, IPCC author.
- Ben Bradshaw MP, Labour MP for Exeter.
- Cllr Zion Lights, Labour City Councillor for Pennsylvania ward.
- Will Page, Head of cycling charity Ride On.
Join us at this free panel event on October 22nd, by registering for a ticket here: https://howcanexeterfighttheclimatecrisis.eventbrite.co.uk
Questions for the panel can be sent to Exeterlgnd@gmail.com