The marine priorities for a new UK Government: pre-election roundtable

The UK general election takes place on 4th July and there will be a new Government in 2024, whatever the colour.

Ocean and Coastal Futures (OCF) are convening a live online event which will provide an opportunity to debate the potential priorities for the new Government. Panellists will highlight what they would like to see in the manifestos and whether this could drive positive change for ocean and coastal management.

Friday 14th June, 12:00 to 13:30, online

Register for free here

Fresh priorities, radical ideas or more of the same? – whatever the election brings, the next term of government will be critical for marine management across the UK.

This panel session brings together leading thinkers from the private sector, environmental NGOs and society to listen, learn and debate the critical ocean and coastal issues that face the country. It will be an opportunity to consider what difference the general election result will make to how we manage our seas.

The Panel

The live online panel discussion will be chaired by Prof. Dickon Howell, Director of OCF and HMC, and will welcome eminent leaders into the discussion. The panellists include:

  • Katie-jo Luxton,Global Conservation Director, RSPB
  • Peter Barham, Chair, Seabed User and Developer Group
  • Benj Sykes, Vice President, Head of Environment, Consenting and External Affairs at Ørsted / Industry Sponsor, Offshore Wind Industry Council

There will be an opportunity for the online audience to pose their questions to the live panel.

Marine and coastal management

Discussion will focus on some of the potential ocean and coastal priorities for a new UK Government within these topics:

  • Nature restoration and conservation
  • Delivering net zero offshore
  • Sustainable fisheries; and
  • Thriving coastal communities

When: Friday 14th June, 12.00 to 13.30

Where: Online, register for free here.