About this Event
Our health is shaped by the world around us – from good-quality homes, to stable jobs, social connections, and neighbourhoods with green space and clean air and water. Right now in the UK, poor quality living conditions are damaging people’s mental and physical health and wellbeing and cutting lives short. Too many of us live in polluted, nature-deprived neighbourhoods, at a great cost. Nature can help tackle the strain on the NHS and other public services caused by these unacceptable living conditions.
Our panel will discuss whether Labour’s plan to tackle the nature crisis can help solve the crisis in healthcare too.
Panel (more to be announced soon):
Fiona Harvey, Journalist . Fiona is an award-winning journalist who has covered the environment since 2004, first at the Financial Times and subsequently for the Guardian newspaper. She has written extensively on every environmental issue, from air pollution and biodiversity to ocean plastic and climate change. Among numerous awards and recognitions, she has twice won the Foreign Press Association award for Environment Story of the Year, the British Environment and Media Awards journalist of the year, the 2022 Society of Environmental Journalists outstanding beat reporting award for COP26, and in 2020 she was named in the Woman’s Hour Power List of 30 top UK women, focusing on Our Planet.
Chaired by Craig Bennett, Chief Executive, The Wildlife Trusts: Craig started as Chief Executive of The Wildlife Trusts in April 2020. Craig was previously CEO of Friends of the Earth, where he refocussed the organisation on its unique role of empowering communities to take action where they live, and use that momentum to tackle the climate and ecological crisis. He recently became a trustee of the independent think-tank and charity Green Alliance, and is a member of the Advisory Group for the new coalition Unchecked.UK which is making the cause for the common-sense protections that improve people's lives.
Please note we are running a parallel event from the Conservative Party conference in Manchester on October 2nd. If you'd like to attend please click here.
If you are not in a position to pay the ticket fee then please get in contact with Jessica, at [email protected], as we wish this event to be available to everyone.
Please note that this event is being recorded by The Wildlife Trusts for YouTube and social media, by booking a ticket you consent that your image and audio could be captured.
Please also note that the venue is not on the ground floor. If you have any queries regarding accessibility please contact us at [email protected]
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
The Quaker Meeting House, 22 School Lane, Liverpool, United Kingdom