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Green Party in Northern Ireland
Party Conference 2011
Key Note Addresses
Environment Minister Mr Alex Attwood MLA
‘Environmental Governance in Northern Ireland’
Leader of the Green Party in Northern Ireland
Mr Steven Agnew MLA
Leader of the Green Party in Ireland
Mr Eamon Ryan
‘Should Nuclear Energy Be Part of the
Solution to Climate Change?’
Held on Saturday, October 29, 2011 in Belfast
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Issued on Thursday October 20, 2011
ENVIRONMENT MINISTER ATTWOOD TO DELIVER KEYNOTE ADDRESS AT GREEN PARTY CONFERENCE
The Green Party in Northern Ireland today announced that Environment Minister Alex Attwood will be delivering a keynote address at its Party conference to be held in the Ramada Encore, Belfast on Saturday, October 29, 2011.
Green Party Leader Steven Agnew MLA said: “I am delighted that the Environment Minister has agreed to address our Party conference and share his vision for environmental governance in Northern Ireland.
“He will then take a question and answer session from our party members which indicates his willingness to listen to the views of people who passionately care about our environment.
“There is a real sense that the Environment Minister is willing to listen to advice on what needs to be done locally to afford the most effective environmental management and protection.
“This is certainly in sharp contrast to what we have experienced in the past.
“I applaud Mr Attwood’s commitment to good environmental governance in his tenure so far.
“I think it is important that politicians are mature enough to recognize when others are doing good work – regardless of party affiliations.
“This is not to say I won’t be prepared to criticise him and hold him to account if he gets things wrong.
“The Green Party in Northern Ireland is willing to work in co-operation with all other parties to ensure the best outcome for the people of Northern Ireland.
“While we are a party in opposition, I want to ensure that we are playing a constructive role.”