Part 1: Grassroots Policies

The first webinar in this series focused on the future of farming, sustainability and finance.

This is the first in a series of talks and discussions that are being coordinated by Alicia Hull with Citizen Network.

Alicia was joined by guests:

Alicia Hull introduces the Citizen Network programme to develop new policies, sourced from the community, to address the growing ecological breakdown, climate change and species extinction.

Anna Pick, Senior Policy Officer for Positive Money explores the new kinds of financial policies required to shift from the unsustainable business models and to invest in a green future.

Anna also answered some questions participants on better banking, the future of GDP and other financial issues.

Anne Chapman, Author of A Just Transition for Agriculture (2020), sets out the framework for better farming in the future and the need to shift from an industrial model of farming to a generative vision for farming.

Anne has also provided a copy of her talk here (pdf).

Jeremy Buxton farms in Norfolk using the existing High Level Stewardship Scheme and the Regenerative Farming. Here he explains the practical challenges and benefits of working in harmony with the soil.

The session ended with Jonny Douglas of Opus Independents sharing questions from the audience with Anne Chapman and Jeremy Buxton on the future of farming.

You can read more about this webinar series and work here.

This webinar took place on 23 March 2023.

Webinar | 04.04.23

nature & economics, Sustainability, England, Scotland, Wales, Webinar

Simon Duffy


President of Citizen Network

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