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21 October - 17 November
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Green Means Go?

Tackling Surrey's Climate Emergency Through Deliberative Democracy

Centre for Britain and Europe

Lifelong wellbeing theme

What’s on offer?

An event featuring a reception (5:30-6:00pm), showcase panel (6:00-7:00pm), and public Q&A (7:30pm) with cross-disciplinary experts in politics, climate and sustainability by the Centre for Britain and Europe (CBE), a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence.

What’s it about?

The proposed Green Means Go? event is a combination of panel and participation, focusing on Surrey's Climate Change Challenge. It will bring together leading University researchers, including those working within the extensive ESRC ACCESS project on sustainability, and the newly-formed Surrey Climate Commission, alongside local government representatives. The goal is simply to look at the role of deliberative democracy which brings together different stakeholders in pursuit of the same objective - tackling Surrey's climate challenges.

The event is an ideal opportunity to (a) showcase current work on climate governance undertaken between the Institute for Sustainability (IfS) and the Surrey Climate Commission and; (b) operate as a public forum to support the work of the ESRC ACCESS project, in bringing civil society representatives together with local government stakeholders and the university; (c) illustrate public policy work on sustainability being undertaken by key groups in the university (e.g. the Department of Politics, Psychology, Law); and (d) get direct feedback from civil society groups based in Surrey and Guildford, including representatives from the Surrey Climate Commission.

Who’s leading the event?

Amelia Hadfield, Head of Department of Politics, Founder and Former Co-Director of the Centre for Britain and Europe at the University of Surrey

Surrey Climate Commission

Surrey County Council

University of Surrey: ESRC ACCESS, Centre for Environment and Sustainability, and the Institute for Sustainability  

Open to

Open to all

Of particular interest to

Of particular interest to civil society, policymakers, secondary school students and teachers