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Richard Benyon MP, Peter Duncan, Andy Hickman and Guests

Greenprint Forum: Fighting for a Sensible Fish Future

Event 1 Venue: Elmley Foundation Theatre

With half of all the fish caught in the North Sea thrown back dead, parasites in farmed fish and raising ocean temperatures all causing problems, what is the future for fish? Fisheries minister Richard Benyon joins Peter Duncan of the Marine Conservation Society, Andy Hickman, fisheries campaigner for the Environmental Justice Foundation and other guests. Chaired by Geoffrey Lean.

 
The Greenprint Forum
Greenprint is the Festival’s sustainability project. The Greenprint Forum forms part of the programme of managing and mitigating our environmental impact and has been running for five years. Please join in and contribute to the sessions and the debate at hayfestival.org/greenprint.
 
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Bob Fiddaman (SCIMAC), Molly Conisbee (Soil Association), Jonathon Harrington and Herbert Mwalukomo (Concern Universal)

Greenprint Forum: Food for Thought

Event 3 Venue: Elmley Foundation Theatre

Genetically modified food has been on the agenda for years and the argument rages over the benefits versus the risks. With climate change comes the increased occurrence of extreme weather events from droughts to floods, salination to big freezes. Is GM part of the answer to ensuring food supplies in these conditions or can traditional agriculture cope? Chaired by Louise Gray.

Greenprint is the Festival's sustainability project. Since 2005 we have been working to minimise carbon emissions, reduce waste and study the causes and effects of climate change. Please join in and contribute to the sessions and the debate at hayfestival.org/greenprint.


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Deborah Doane (World Development Movement) and Mike Verdin (Agrimoney)

Greenprint Forum: Bread and Circuses

Event 4 Venue: Elmley Foundation Theatre

With the steady abolition of regulations on commodity markets during the mid-1990s, food staples such as wheat, cocoa, sugar, meat and coffee are all now global commodities. Has this freedom to speculate in food prices enabled new investment into traditional agriculture, or has it led to unsustainable food price spikes which have little or no bearing on the real cost of food? Chaired by Geoffrey Lean.

Greenprint is the Festival's sustainability project. Since 2005 we have been working to minimise carbon emissions, reduce waste and study the causes and effects of climate change. Please join in and contribute to the sessions and the debate at hayfestival.org/greenprint.

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Mark Lynas in conversation with Jane Davidson

Greenprint Forum: The Planet’s Limits

Event 5 Venue: Elmley Foundation Theatre

It is natural that we focus on individual issues within the environment; however, they are all interconnected and treating issues in isolation risks ignoring the larger impacts. Working within the ecological limits of the planet requires careful management of all resources and we have to prioritise: but what should those priorities be? Environmental campaigner and author Mark Lynas talks to Jane Davidson, former Minister for Environment (Wales) and the new Director of INSPIRE.Greenprint is the Festival's sustainability project. Since 2005 we have been working to minimise carbon emissions, reduce waste and study the causes and effects of climate change.

Please join in and contribute to the sessions and the debate at hayfestival.org/greenprint.

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Rupert Murray

Greenprint Forum Screening: The End of the Line

Event 7 Venue: Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage

Can you imagine a world without fish? This compelling documentary looks at the devastating effect of over-fishing and the campaign for a sustainable marine environment. Followed by a Q&A with the Director.

Greenprint is the Festival's sustainability project. Since 2005 we have been working to minimise carbon emissions, reduce waste and study the causes and effects of climate change. Please join in and contribute to the sessions and the debate at hayfestival.org/greenprint.


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Stephen Corry, Toby Nicholas and Joanna Eede

Greenprint Forum Screening: Mine – Story of a Sacred Mountain

Event 10 Venue: Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage

When a giant London-based mining company came to mine India’s Niyamgiri hills for aluminium ore, the only thing standing in their way was the Dongria Kondh tribe. How did the Dongria take the company on – and win back the mountain they revere as a God? Followed by a Q&A chaired by Greenprint Director Andy Fryers.

Greenprint is the Festival's sustainability project. Since 2005 we have been working to minimise carbon emissions, reduce waste and study the causes and effects of climate change. Please join in and contribute to the sessions and the debate at hayfestival.org/greenprint.


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Further reading: An interview with Stephen Corry and an article by Joanna Eede.
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Taking Forward Sustainable Development in Wales

Event 12 Venue: Friends Café

Last year at Hay Festival, 22 organisations (including the Festival) signed the Assembly Government’s Sustainable Development Charter. Now numbering over 50 organisations, subscribers to the Charter will come together to share cutting edge approaches to sustainable development that can transform organisations and the communities that they are part of.

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Jeremy Davies, Steve Colling and Jane Davidson

Changing Consumer: Changing Language

Event 23 Venue: Elmley Foundation Theatre

Does the emerging language around the low carbon future and how we use energy capture our hearts and minds, convey meaning and drive change? Or leave us cold, cynical and disorientated? New research by E.ON and Onearth explores what turns on and turns off consumers when thinking about energy. Chaired by BBC environment correspondent David Shukman.
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David Shukman in conversation with Andy Fryers

Reporting Live From The End of the World

Event 25 Venue: Starlight Stage

The BBC’s Environment correspondent reports from the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico and the epicentre of the Pacific earthquake.

More about David Shukman here
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Antony Woodward

The Garden in the Clouds

Event 613 Venue: Elmley Foundation Theatre

The hilarious and inspiring story of one man’s unlikely quest to create out of a mountainous Welsh landscape a garden fit for inclusion in the prestigious Yellow Book. A comic masterpiece.
 
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