The Green Party of England and Wales will be hosting the first ever joint congress between the Global Greens and the European Green Party from 30 March to 2 April 2017 at ACC Liverpool. The event, which will incorporate the Green Party of England and Wales’ Spring Conference, and attract an attendance of over 2,000, will be the largest gathering of Greens ever.
Natalie Bennett, Leader of the Green Party of England and Wales, said: "We are proud to host this exciting gathering. The global Green family are united in tackling the shared challenges we all face, from taking real action to tackle climate change and the refugee crisis, to ensuring strong local economies that create jobs people can build a life on.
"Greens recognise that cross-border collaboration is essential. We look forward to congregating next year in the wonderful city of Liverpool to plan how we can work together towards a fairer economy and safer planet for all of our peoples."
A committee representing 21 countries and six continents (Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Colombia, Finland, Germany, Hungary, India, Mexico, Netherlands, Niger, Pakistan, Philippines, Rwanda, Senegal, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Ukraine, and the US) met at ACC Liverpool to discuss the desired outcomes of this once in a lifetime congress.
Councillor Tom Crone, the Green Party’s candidate for Mayor of Liverpool in the upcoming May 2016 elections, officially welcomed the group to Liverpool.
Cllr Crone said: “I am passionately interested in the environmental fate of the planet, the UK and our incredible city. I want Liverpool to be a by-word for sustainable development so I am really pleased that this landmark green event is coming to Liverpool.”