John Barry is Professor of Green Political Economy at Queens University Belfast. His latest book is The Politics of Actually Existing Unsustainability: Human Flourishing in a Climate-Changed, Carbon-Constrained World (2012, Oxford University Press) - He is currently working on a book provisionally entitled ‘The Story of Unsustainable Growth: Understanding Economic Growth as Ideology, Myth and Religion’ (see here for an introductory article). From 2003-09 he was co-leader of the Green Party in Northern Ireland and from 2011 to 2018 was a Green Party councillor on Ards and North Down Borough Council.
Bea Campbell is a feminist writer, journalist, playwright and broadcaster. Bea has a long history in the women's liberation movement and the former Communist Party and has written for Time Out, the Morning Star and Marxism Today. She is also a playwright, and co-authored Blame with Judith Jones. In 2010 she stood for the Greens in Hampstead and Kilburn.
Andrew Cunningham is Professor of Wildlife Epidemiology and Deputy Head of the Institute of Zoology, London, where he heads research into Wildlife Epidemiology. He has published widely on infectious diseases and on disease threats to biodiversity and he has been awarded a CSIRO medal and a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award for his work on wildlife disease.
Maya de Souza works in environmental policy in government, currently on circular economy policy. She has also worked with the business community in Hong Kong on setting under 2 degree C carbon reduction targets and transitioning to commercial electric vehicles. Maya was a councillor in Camden for 8 years where she pursued innovative ideas such as a community bond to fund local energy schemes.
Lucy Ford is a Senior Lecturer in International Relations at Oxford Brookes University. Her research focuses broadly on global political ecology, with a particular interest in civil society and social movements. She is further working on integrating ecopsychology into International Relations. Before joining Brookes she worked as researcher and parliamentary assistant to Green MEP Caroline Lucas, now the UK's first Green Member of Parliament.
Ed Gillespie is a keynote speaker, writer, communications specialist, serial entrepreneur and futurist. He is the author of ‘Only Planet – a flight-free adventure around the world’ a book about his circumnavigation of the globe without getting on a plane. Ed is a facilitator with the Forward Institute for responsible leadership, a Director of Greenpeace UK, a Trustee of Energy Revolution and co-founder of Futerra.
George Graham is a specialist in the policy and practice of humanitarian aid. He has worked in Nepal, India and Sudan, and elsewhere in Africa and Asia. He is now based in London, where he works for a well-known children's charity. He has a Masters degree in Violence, Conflict and Development from the School of Oriental and African Studies and a BA in English from Oxford.
Oliver Greenfield is convenor of the Green Economy Coalition, which brings together over 50 organisations, from NGOs to businesses, research and international bodies who are united by a vision of prosperity for all within the limits of the planet. Prior to this, Oliver led WWF UK’s Sustainable Business and Economics work, where he pioneered systemic stakeholder change programmes. He has degrees in engineering, business and economics.
Julian Huppert is a Lecturer at the University of Cambridge. He served as the Liberal Democrat Member of Parliament for Cambridge in 2010-2015 as one of only two MPs with a science PhD. His research prior to that was on unusual DNA structures, and he is now working more broadly on issues of science policy and public policy making.
Tim Jackson is Professor of Sustainable Development and Director of the Research group on Lifestyles, Values and Environment (RESOLVE). His research interests focus on understanding the social, psychological and structural dimensions of sustainable living. Professor Jackson was Economics Commissioner with the Sustainable Development Commission for whom he wrote the report Prosperity without Growth, now published as a book by Earthscan.
Jean Lambert is London’s Green Party Member of the European Parliament, a position she has held since 1999. Jean works on a range of social and environmental concerns. A member of the Parliament's Employment and Civil Liberties committees, and Chair of the South Asia Delegation, Jean won the 2005 award for MEP of the year for her work on justice and human rights. She was Vice President of the European Parliament Green Group for 2002-6.
Lyla Mehta is a Professorial Research Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex, and a Visiting Professor at Noragric, Norwegian University of Life Sciences. She is a sociologist working on the politics of environment and development, gender and scarcity and uncertainty. Lyla has worked with various UN agencies and has also been active in advocacy and activist work on gender, environment and development issues with NGOs and social movements in Europe and India. Her publications include The Limits to Scarcity: Contesting the politics of allocation.
Mary Mellor is Emeritus Professor at Northumbria University and a leading ecofeminist economist. She has published widely on money and finance, co-operation, sustainable cities, ecofeminism and social/ist economics. Her book The Future of Money: From Financial Crisis to Public Resource (Pluto 2010), proposes a sustainable provisioning economy based on the democratisation of the money system.
Peter Newell is Professor of International Relations at the University of Sussex. He works on the political economy of climate change and energy transitions. He previously worked at the universities of Oxford, Warwick and UEA and NGOs Climate Network Europe and Friends of the Earth. He sits on the board of Carbon Market Watch. His books include Globalization and the Environment; Climate Capitalism; Governing Climate Change; Climate for Change andThe Effectiveness of EU Environmental Policy.
Allyson Pollock is director of the Institute of Health and Society at Newcastle University. She is an academic, public health doctor, and leading authority on PFI and the implications of market mechanisms and privatisation of public services. She is the author of NHS plc and co-author of The New NHS: A Guide.
Jonathon Porritt is an English environmentalist and writer. Formerly Chair of the Ecology Party and Director of Friends of the Earth, he was chair of the Sustainable Development Commission from 2000 to 2009. An updated edition of his book Capitalism as if the World Matters was published by Earthscan in 2007. He blogs at Jonathon Porrit's pages.
Rupert Read works closely with environmental scientists, in eco-philosophy, at UEA. His publications include his popular book, Philosophy for Life: Applying Philosophy in Politics and Culture. He was a Green Party Councillor from 2004-2011, and helped write the first draft of the Green 2009 Euro-election manifesto. He blogs on environmental reframing at Green Words. He was a founder member of Green House and chair of Green House.
Pritam Singh is Reader in Economics at Oxford Brookes University. His work focuses on two areas: the sustainability implications of the spatial shift of global capitalism, and Indian capitalism with an emphasis on decentralisation and human rights. He recently published Federalism, Nationalism and Development: India and the Punjab Economy and is an Economic Advisor to the House of Commons’ All Party Parliament Group on Punjabis in Britain.
Geoff Tansey is a writer and consultant working for a fair and sustainable food system. His books include The Food System (1995), and The future control of food (2008). From 2006 -10 he held a Joseph Rowntree ‘Visionaries for a Just and Peaceful World’ Award. He is a trustee of The Food Ethics Council, an honorary fellow in the Department of Peace Studies at Bradford University and at the Centre for Rural Economy at Newcastle University.