With the Green Party autumn conference unable to be held  in person, the event has been moved online, throwing up new challenges and opportunities for the conference team. Conference Manager Louisa Greenbaum gives an insight into how organising Green Party conference has changed during Covid-19.

The city council’s first Climate Assembly focused primarily on transport
Green Party House of Lords nominee Molly Scott Cato outlines her plans should she be asked to enter the second chamber
Blaming the public and weak track and trace will not stop a second wave, the Green Party warns.
Larry Sanders warns of a darker side to the government’s bungled approach to test and trace
Caroline Russell reveals the £2-billion cost to Londoners of the proposed Silvertown Road Tunnel
Caroline Lucas considers the impact of cross-party support on future climate policy

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What has changed? Progress on climate emergency declarations
Douglas Johnson looks at Sheffield’s mixed responses to its zero-carbon deadline amendment
Carla Denyer calls for Bristol City Council to get on with making progress on its climate emergency plan
Alison Hawdale looks at Manchester’s mixed results in its action over the climate emergency
Cllr Lawrence Brown looks at how Liverpool’s action on the climate emergency matches up with its promises
Simon Pickering describes Stroud’s positive action to make the town carbon neutral by 2030
Rupert Read explains why he is calling for a boycott on speaking to the Murdoch-owned press
Molly Scott Cato reviews Riders on the Storm: The Climate Crisis and the Survival of Being by Alastair McIntosh
Charlotte Soulary explores the reasons behind the Greens’ success in the French municipal elections
Sarah Gleave calls for the government to invest in moving freight by rail to reduce HGV emissions
Covid-19 pandemic

A Green Party Freedom of Information Request has shown there is a ‘postcode lottery’ when it comes to coronavirus test result waiting times, with some parts of the country receiving test results far quicker than others.

Alan Story looks at the barriers to developing a Covid-19 vaccine and who will have access to it
Green councillor Gina Dowding calls for a community approach to supporting the vulnerable during the Covid-19 outbreak
Alan Story explores the race to find a Covid-19 vaccine and how its patenting could price millions out
Green Party Deputy Leader Amelia Womack calls for Brexit to be delayed in light of the Covid-19 outbreak
Black Lives Matter

The US is convulsing with protest over the shocking murder of African American George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer, who kneeled on his neck for eight minutes, suffocating him. Solidarity protests have broken out across the world, demanding an end to institutional racism in the US and everywhere. Green World talks to two Green representatives in the US and UK about the fight for equality and justice for the black community.

Susie O’Connor looks back at the trans people of colour activists influential in the early LGBT+ rights movement
Navasha Wray discusses the importance of re-examining Britain’s colonial past
Green Councillor Cleo Lake asks Bristol Mayor to push for government slave trade reparations
Dr Shahrar Ali comments on the racial and social inequality laid bare by the current pandemic