SERA - Labour's Environment Campaign with Greener UK
LOCATION The Dome Room, Hotel du Vin, Ship Street, Brighton, BN1 1AD (A four minute walk from the conference centre)
DATE Monday 23 September
TIME 15:00 - 16:15
*This event takes place outside the secure zone, and is therefore accessible to all, including those without a conference pass*
- CHAIR - Jake Sumner, SERA Co-Chair
- Clive Lewis MP, Shadow Treasury Minister
- Lisa Nandy MP, Former Shadow Energy & Climate Change Minister
- Fanny Calder, Director of Campaigns & Public Affairs, WWF-UK
- Martha McPherson, Head of Green Economy & Sustainable Growth at IIPP, UCL
The Treasury controls the purse strings of government and funding for programmes and projects, and the so called ‘Green Book’ governs how all projects are funded which takes too little account of climate change and social impact. This has been a barrier to a rapid green transformation. How do we change the Treasury, so it supports a Green Industrial Revolution? How can we ensure spending, programmes and projects underpin a rapid decarbonization such as ensuring the Spending Review taking place this year is an Environment & Climate Emergency Spending Review.
Too much finance and investment is channelled into carbon intensive infrastructure and products and services. How do we change the financial system including the Bank of England and terms of trade to enable a green industrial revolution?