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Here’s to a Happy Green 2016 from South East Green Party

The run up to Christmas saw the Government consolidate its austerity agenda and continue its attack on our environment. 2016 is a great opportunity for Greens to show a different path is not just possible but that by linking effective campaigning to inspirational politics, we can make it happen! Here are our 10 Green challenges for 2016:

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Paris Treaty Agreement

12 December - COP21 has succeeded! A climate treaty signed up to by every country in the world!

 

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Paris on 11 Dec 2015

Sue Robert's first day in Paris, joining climate change campaigners in a city where the police arrest anyone in groups of more than 5 people.

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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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