Gina Dowding is a Lancaster City Councillor, Lancashire County Councillor and the former Green MEP for the North West ( July 2019-January 2020). This site provides the latest news about Gina’s council work now, a record of her work as an MEP, and the issues she is particularly involved in.

The Green New Deal in the North West 

The Green New Deal in the North West, report presents a framework of how we can fundamentally transform society in the face of the current climate emergency.

The report identifies five key areas  where critical change is required: renewable energy supply; energy-efficient buildings; sustainable transport; a zero-carbon, circular economy; and land use, food and biodiversity.

The report outlines key opportunities and examples of best practice from across the region, setting out some of the policies that are needed to scale-up action. Find out more about the Green New Deal and download a copy of the report here

The launch was attended by a range of expert guest speakers, including the newly-appointed Green Party member of the House of Lords, Baroness Natalie Bennett.

Latest news

Five reasons to say no to 9,000 homes plan

Lancaster’s MP Cat Smith, in her recent detailed article about the south Lancaster plan for 9,000 houses and a new road, lists many very reasonable conditions she would like to be fulfilled before she could support the project. She might recall that she wrote a…
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Memories, Successes, Sadness…. a Green Brexit Goodbye C

With the second hand ticking to the end of the Brexit ‘transition’ – heavy hearts, and not a little despair, an appropriate time to look back again at the Green Party’s time in Europe. This was all filmed during the UK’s last week in the…
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