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GLD Conference 2018 - Ed Davey enjoying a well earned cuppa (KNDaws)

Saturday 15th June 2019

GLD Conference at Nottingham University

Keynote Speaker - Sir Ed Davey MP

Conference Programme

We do not yet have the definitive programme for the day, but the broad outlines are shown below.
Some of the speakers have confirmed, but all those mentioned below have been invited. Timings are not yet fixed and will remain fluid for the time being. There will be at least two, perhaps three, separate strands during the morning after Ed Davey`s Keynote Speech


In the last 12 months the IPCC predictions about the Climate Catastrophe have become much more urgent. Recognised as such by the UN General Secretary, speaking in late 2018.

"If we do not change course by 2020, we risk missing the point where we can avoid runaway climate change, with disastrous consequences for people and all the natural systems that sustain us." António Guterres

We will focus on the issue during the afternoon session of the Conference and examine the implications for politics generally and the implications for the role of the Green Liberal Democrats in particular. It will be a facilitated debate with some model guides for discussing the Transformational Change envisaged by the recent Paris UN conference about Bio-diversity held in early May 2019

We hope to have copies available of the full report of the Party`s Climate Change working group to consider (or,at the very least, a copy of the main recommendations!) Acting as a `starter for ten` for our debate.

Nottingham University Business School Building 7 (Nottingham University)The Business School Building number7 at Nottingham University will provide the setting for our 2019 Conference as it did for last year`s conference in May. This is on the Jubilee Campus.

Keith MeltonIf you came to the 2018 conference and enjoyed it spread the word and bring a friend or two. We are expecting great things from our accreditation programme for council candidates who are members of GLD so there may well be a raft of new councillors sharing their first experiences of successful campaigning in the 2019 local elections - so we hope there will be plenty of great stories to tell and share. WATCH THIS SPACE…

Keith Melton - Vice Chair Campaigns (and, thus, Conference Organiser!)

short address:



See information about our 2018 conference at:

Vince speaking to Green Lib Dems conference in Nottingham, May 2018 (Kevin Daws)

Vince speaking to the 2018 GLD conference