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Transition Summit - A Society where Imagination flourishes

12 March 2021


Starts: 19:00
Ends: 21:00

Naomi Klein once said that "there are no non-radical solutions left'. A zero carbon, resilient, connected, equal, just and diverse future could, if we can learn to work better together as the movements trying to create it, be so much better than the present.

In this final session, hosts Rob Hopkins and Rhiannon Colvin will be joined by three guests who are all fantastic at shining a light on the future we want and empowering people to experience that, whether through activism, storytelling or their ability to bring alive big ideas. Mia Birdsong is a pathfinder, community curator, and storyteller who campaigns with low income communities for a Universal Basic Income, Kate Raworth is the creator of the concept of Doughnut Economics, and Carne Ross is the author of ‘The Leaderless Revolution’.

As well as hearing their thinking, you will also be able to discuss and explore with them, and will, by the end, feel inspired to better tell the stories of the future you long for. Join us for this unmissable session as we assemble the principles and tools that reimagining the world will need. Delicious!

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UK 'Green New Deal' Bill second reading

12 March 2021

UK Decarbonisation and Economic Strategy Bill 2020

What has become known as the 'Green New Deal Bill', a Private Member's Bill sponsored by Green Party MP Caroline Lucas, received its first reading without debate in July 2020, and is due to come before Parliament for second reading on 12 March 2021.

The preamble to the bill describes it as

A Bill to place duties on the Secretary of State to decarbonise the United Kingdom economy and to reverse inequality; to establish a ten-year economic and public investment strategy in accordance with those duties which promotes a community- and employee-led transition from high-carbon to low- and zero-carbon industry; to require the Government to report on its adherence to the strategy; to establish higher environmental standards for air, water and green spaces; to make provision to protect and restore natural habitats; and for connected purposes.

The bill as introduced

Caroline Lucas wrote about the bill in The Guardian on 20 September 2019.

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