Welcome to an informal social event for anyone working or interested in environmental issues in York area. Every third Thursday in the month you can meet new people, discuss ideas and share good banter in a relaxed atmosphere. The event has no political party affiliations.
Next tipple due: Thursday 19th February 2015, 6-9:30pm
From 7:30pm we'll have a talk on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), which is a proposed agreement between the United States and the European Union. Although these negotiations have received little coverage in the media, their outcome will have a great affect on a wide range of issues. Although TTIP is billed as a trade agreement, the focus of the negotiations is on regulation rather than tarrifs. Kit Bennett, a member of the York campaign against TTIP, will give a short talk on how TTIP, if agreed, would take away the freedom of democratic governments to act to protect the environment and how it would undermine existing environmental protections.
Anyone is welcome at York Green Drinks. We may well stay on until after 9:30pm but cannot guarantee it. The pub has reasonable level access and accessible toilets. If YOU would like to do a short presentation or lead a discussion on a particular issue at this or another future event, please get in touch.
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