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KEYNOTE SPEECH TO THE EUROPEAN MOVEMENT

Introduction

It’s an enormous pleasure to be with you today.

Thank you so much to the European Movement for making this conference happen, and for recognising the value of coming together to share reflections on the challenges we face post Brexit – and hopefully of inspiring one another to renewed action for a progressive, green and European future.

I’ve been asked to speak about what is undeniably the greatest challenge facing humankind – a challenge not just to our security and wellbeing, but to our very survival.

PLEDGE ON PESTICIDE REDUCTION IN EUROPE

 

Caroline Lucas MP will today pledge that Green MEPs will campaign for an initial 50% EU-wide reduction in the volume of individual active toxic pesticides used to grow fruit and vegetables, by 2022.

More and more pesticides are being used on our farmland, despite the fact that the impacts on wildlife and human health are not fully understood.  The number of pesticide applications has doubled in the past 25 years, the toxicity of pesticides has increased and so has the variety of pesticides used.  Over the same period, there has been a catastrophic decline in ma

CLIMATE EMERGENCY DEBATE

 

I welcome this debate and the current upsurge in political backing for action on climate change.

From Extinction Rebellion to the youth climate strikers and Greta Thunberg’s visit to the UK last week, the accelerating climate crisis is finally breaking through into the mainstream of political and public consciousness.

And not a day too soon.

A Radical New Vision for British Agriculture

A Radical New Vision for British Agriculture

Oxford Farming Conference, Jan 4 2019

 

1. Introduction

 

Thank you so much for inviting me to be here today.

I was following yesterday morning’s session via the live stream and was really encouraged that when Anna asked the audience whether they still felt there was a divide between farmers and environmentalists the overwhelming majority said no.

Caroline marks Srebrenica Memorial Day

To mark Srebrenica Memorial Day, Caroline Lucas MP honoured those who were murdered during the genocide 23 years ago.

The MP for Brighton Pavilion signed the Remembering Srebrenica Book of Pledges, promising to stand up to hatred and intolerance and promote a fair, equal and cohesive society for everyone.

Today marks the 23rd anniversary of the worst atrocity on European soil since World War Two when over 8,000 men and boys were murdered just because of their faith in the Srebrenica genocide.

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