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Young Fabians South West Environmental Policy Roundtable

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UNISON South West Regional Office

Vintry House

20 Wine Street

Bristol

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Join the Young Fabians and David Drew MP in a young-member led disccusion of environmental policy and Labour's Rural Offer

The South West voted by a margin of 53-47 to leave the European Union, yet many of our rural communities’ livelihoods have become inextricably linked with policies emanating from Brussels. Farmers’ incomes are supported by the Common Agricultural Policy, while Cornwall has been a recipient of the EU’s structural fund since its inception in 2007. For Labour to develop a coherent offer to our rural communities, the party must find the right balance between keeping what has worked, while using our exit as an opportunity to reform what hasn’t, from tailoring farming subsidies to better suit our countryside, to changing our political economy so that wealth is more fairly distributed across the width and breadth of our nation.

This roundtable will discuss how Labour can remain relevant to rural communities, what our rural offer should look like, and how Labour can tailor its agricultural, environmental and energy policies to better protect our common natural heritage and combat climate change.

Guest speakers include David Drew, with more to be confirmed. All attendees will be emailed with further information in the lead-up to the event.

This event is open to any South West Young Fabian or Young Labour members.

Please email environmentalproject@youngfabians.org.uk with any questions, suggestions or concerns you might have.

BACKGROUND

The Young Fabians have launched an exciting new project, which seeks to explore the opportunities for green policy’s integration into Labour’s platform and outline some key strategies for what a green Labour agenda would look like in the short term and the long term.

The project will culminate in the launch of a policy pamphlet, outlining how Labour might harness a more impactful and integrated environmental agenda in the future.

EVENT OUTLINE

18:50 - Arrival

19:00 - Welcome

19:30 - Roundtable discussion

20:30 - Closing remarks

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