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County Councillor Jonathan Essex responds to delayed decision on airport expansion

The government chose last night to announce that we should still expand runway capacity in the South East of England (without specifying where). To do this while ‘talking the talk’ with other leaders, gathered to finalise a global agreement on climate change in Paris, is simply irresponsible.

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Green MP Caroline Lucas: delay on airport expansion decision unacceptable

Green MP for Brighton, Caroline Lucas has responded to today's announcement that the delay on the decision on airport expansion - which is currently between Heathrow and Gatwick - has been delayed until 2016. Caroline is calling for a rejection of airport expansion at Heathrow or Gatwick - not a delay. 

 

 

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Surrey County Council signs up to climate initiative, thanks to Green-led Motion

10 December - Surrey County Council will sign up to the Local Government Association's ‘Climate Local’ initiative [1], and will write to the Borough and District Councils within Surrey encouraging them to do likewise, following a successful motion presented by Green County Councillor Jonathan Essex [2].

 

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Off to Paris for COP21

One of our South East Green members - Dr Sue Roberts from Oxfordshire - is off to Paris to join the side events at the COP 21 climate talks. Sue will be sending us blog posts over the next few days which we'll post here. Even if you can't get to Paris you might almost feel like you're there.

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South East Greens welcome MPs' report on airport expansion

The South East Green Party has welcomed a report by the Environmental Audit Committee (published 6am December 1st) which says carbon emissions from aviation must be kept to 2005 levels.

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Green Party slams government failure as food bank usage remains at record levels

Greens in the South East region have criticised the government for failing vulnerable people on low incomes, in light of new figures on food bank usage in the region.

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Greens in Hampshire unite

Local Green Parties in Hampshire have joined together in an informal Federation to tackle Hampshire wide issues as a united force.

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Green Party responds to Surrey University Divestment announcement

Greens in Surrey have responded with delight to news that Surrey University will divest from fossil fuels. Following a campaign by students and staff, the University has announced its decision to divest from fossil fuels – the first University in the UK to do so this academic year.

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Ways your local party can respond to the refugee crisis

The urgent, unfolding crisis of refugees fleeing war in Syria and other lands demands a response from us. 

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Green Party conference - leaders' speeches

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Members from across the South East heard the Green Party leaders and politicians set out a robust and challenging programme at the conference in Bournemouth on September 25-28. Members also voted to affirm housing as a basic human right, exploring innovative ways to tackle homelessness.

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