Category: Europe

Green Party General Election Manifesto Launch

If Not Now, When? It was great to attend and share powerful launch of  The Green Party’s ambitious manifesto for the 2019 General Election. As the proud parliamentary candidate for Poplar and Limehouse, our focus is on the urgent challenges of democracy and the Climate Emergency in a manifesto which puts us on track to make the whole country carbon neutral by...

Queen’s Speech includes an environment bill

Today’s Queen’s Speech included an environment bill to “enshrine principles in law” and set legally binding “improvement targets”. Watch the broadcast on the BBC or read the entire speech here. Or check out Amnesty UK’s alternative Queen’s Speech that puts people first and demands that challenging injustices – both in the UK and around the world – should be at the heart if...

“Adults are failing: It’s the young who are showing us the way forward”, says Alex Phillips MEP

The politicians have floundered on climate change, says Green Party MEP Alexandra Phillips. It’s time to listen to the young Faced with fatal inaction on the part of politicians and parliamentarians, children and young people across Europe are taking matters into their own hands. At the Green Party conference we committed to putting young people first. A raft of new...

Greens call on European Investment Bank to exclusively back the green transition

Greens have welcomed moves to turn the European Investment Bank (EIB) into Europe’s “climate bank”, which forms part of a pledge by the new Commission president, Ursula von der Leyen, to deliver a ‘European Green Deal.’ However, they say such a proposal only makes sense if the EIB agrees to end all financing of fossil fuel projects and rapidly become a...