Grassroots Policies for Farming, Food and Wildlife

Start: 2024-02-22 18:30:00 UTC Greenwich Mean Time : Dublin, Edinburgh, Lisbon, London (GMT+00:00)

End: 2024-02-22 20:00:00 UTC Greenwich Mean Time : Dublin, Edinburgh, Lisbon, London (GMT+00:00)

A link to attend this virtual event will be emailed upon RSVP

Join us for Part 7 of our webinar series with guest speakers:

  • Professor Guy Standing, BIEN, the title of his talk is: The Commons: Redefining progressive politics
  • Vicki Hird, The Wildlife Trusts, who will be talking about Wildlife: what is is and what it does for us and the planet

The panel will be chaired by Simon Duffy, President of Citizen Network and Director of Citizen Network Research.

This event has been organised by Alicia Hull in partnership with Citizen Network.

Guy Standing is a Professorial Research Associate at SOAS University of London and a founding member and honorary co-president of the Basic Income Earth Network (BIEN), a non-governmental organisation that promotes a basic income for all. He is a member of the Progressive Economy Forum (UK). In 2022 he was asked to join the technical advisory panels for two basic income pilots: a Welsh government initiative for care leavers in Wales and a large-scale experiment in Catalonia organised by the regional government. An acclaimed author, Guy's recent publications include: The Blue Commons: Rescuing the Economy of the Sea (Penguin, 2022); Battling Eight Giants: Basic Income Now (Bloomsbury, 2020); Plunder of the Commons: A Manifesto for Sharing Public Wealth (Penguin, 2019); Basic Income: And How We Can Make It Happen (Penguin, 2017).

Vicki Hird FRES has over 30 years experience of working for the environment, farming, food and justice.  Vicki is the Strategic Lead on Agriculture at The Wildlife Trusts. She was Head of Sustainable Farming for Sustain, the alliance for better food and farming, and previously led work at Friends of the Earth and War on Want. She has been an expert consultant for many NGOs and been on advisory groups for government.  Vicki is the author of Rebugging the Planet and Perfectly Safe to Eat? The facts on food, and continues to share her knowledge through writing and social media.

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NB: this event will take place on Zoom and after registering you will receive instructions on how to join in on the day.