Olga Tsepilova, Chair of Yabloko’s Green Russia faction, to participate in Global Greens & European Greens Congress 2017
Press release, 29.03.2017
On March 30 – April 2, the Green Party of England and Wales will host the first ever joint congress between the Global Greens and the European Green Party gathering environmentalists from all over the world to hold political debates. The event will take place in Liverpool.
Olga Tsepilova, Chair of Yabloko’s Green Russia faction, will participate in the debates. Yabloko’s Green Russia faction is an associate member of the European Green Party.
Prominent speakers from environmental and political movements will discuss such issues as democracy, climate changes, tax evasion, more active involvement of women and young people in politics. The participants will also share their experience.
One of the session will be dedicated to the issue of countering right-wing populism and the growing personality cult of such politicians as Donald Trump, Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Vladimir Putin.
The leading politicians from the green parties from all over the world will make speeches at the congress.
“Think globally, act locally,” runs the concept of the green movement. “Therefore we consider politics at all levels, from local to international, as equally important elements for shaping a better and greener future,” the organisers say.