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Brexit and Trade: Moving from Globalisation to Self-Reliance?

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European Parliament Information Office in the UK

Europe House

32 Smith Square

London

SW1P 3EU

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Join us for the launch of a new report by Green House authors Victor Anderson and Rupert Read, commissioned by Molly Scott Cato MEP, to set out ideas for ways in which political developments in the EU and US could set the scene for a radical rethink of the way the global economy is organised.

The Brexit vote and the election of Trump have been hailed as marking the reversal of the long trend towards increased globalisation. These changes possibly also mark the end of Neoliberalism as the dominant ideology of our times. For opponents of what globalisation and neoliberalism have meant in practice these developments might be seen as welcome. Yet at the same time Brexit and Trump seem highly problematic for anyone concerned with social justice and ecological sustainability.

The report considers the impact of the UK's withdrawal from the EU on trading practices and the opportunity to move to a less globalised and more localised economy. It emphasises that there are many different versions of Brexit, and aims to put a green version firmly on the political agenda.

There will be an opportunity to hear from Molly and the report's authors as well as a short panel discussion with panellists from Global Justice Now and Local Futures; this will be followed by a Q&A session and networking.

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14.00 Welcome and introduction by Molly Scott Cato, MEP

14.10 Outline of the report by Rupert Read (Green House think tank) and Victor Anderson (Green House think tank)

14.30 Open Q&A session (Molly, Rupert and Victor)

14.45 Panel discussion with Nick Dearden (Global Justice Now) and Helena Norberg-Hodge (Local Futures). Helena's contribution will be by pre-recorded video due to prior commitments.

15.05 Open Q&A session (Molly and Nick)

15.25 Wrap-up by Molly

15.30 Networking and photos (with light refreshments)

16.30 close and depart


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European Parliament Information Office in the UK

Europe House

32 Smith Square

London

SW1P 3EU

United Kingdom

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