16 September 2015 | UK 2020 EMAIL NEWS
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Welcome to the latest UK 2020 Email newsletter:
  • Rt Hon Owen Paterson MP speech to Cornell Alliance for Science next week
  • Ecomodernism event 24 September 2015
  • Autumn Parliamentary Drinks Reception, Charles Moore, Tim Montgomerie
  • Introducing Media Adviser Beatrice Timpson

Rt Hon Owen Paterson MP will deliver a speech to faculty and students at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York next week. The Plenary Session on 21 September 2015 will be an opportunity for the former UK Environment Secretary to discuss environment policy with leading academics and practitioners in agricultural science.

The speech is part of a programme of events organised by the Cornell Alliance for Science which brings leading thinkers, policy makers and scientists together to promote access to scientific innovation as a means of enhancing food security and raising the quality of life globally. The Alliance for Science is funded by a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Rt Hon Owen Paterson MP will deliver a speech entitled "Check your green privilege", as well as having private discussions with the 2015 Global Fellows programme and leading faculty at the University.

We will send a copy of the speech to Email news subscribers next week, along with photos from the visit. 

Event details on the Cornell University website here
Rt Hon Owen Paterson MP, Chairman UK 2020, and Matt Ridley, author and The Times columnist, will be joining three co-authors of the Ecomodernist Manifesto at a UK 2020 event in Westminster next week to discuss environment policy.

The Ecomodernist Manifesto is an effort from the centre-left to reclaim environmentalism from ideology by use of evidence and science to recognise the positive role human development can have on the environment.

Three of the co-authors of the manifesto, Mark Lynas, Cornell Alliance for Science Fellow,  Michael Shellenberger and Ted Nordhaus of the Breakthrough Institute in California will join a panel in which the merits of a new framework for approaching environment policy will be of benefit to a global population of 7 billion.

For more details of the event on Thursday 24 September 2015, 9am - 11am in Westminster visit our website here.
THE SPECTATOR, Coffee House, 9 September 2015
Owen Paterson to write policies for Tory leadership Hopeful, Isabel Hardman

"Speaking to a group of MPs, peers and hacks, the Tory MP said that his think tank UK 2020... would work on a series of challenging policy papers over the next few months, which would provide a platform for a future leadership contender." 
THE TIMES, LEADER, 17 August 2015
Green Shoots - The stale and illogical debate around genetically modified crops must not be allowed to inhibit exciting new technologies

"Last year, Owen Paterson, then the environment secretary, warned that Europe would become 'the museum of world farming' if the EU continued to force companies abroad. He was quite right."
Rt Hon Owen Paterson MP, UK 2020 Chairman, hosted a drinks reception with guests from the House of Commons, the House of Lords, the media, think tanks, the private sector and foundations, last week on 9 September. Charles Moore, official biographer of Margaret Thatcher, and Tim Montgomerie, columnist at The Times, both spoke about the importance of the work of UK 2020 in generating robust, policy ideas for the Conservative Party.
Left: Tim Montgomerie, The Times and Jon Craig, Chief Political Correspondent Sky News; Right: Rt Hon Lord Tebbit; Rt Hon Owen Paterson MP, Chairman UK 2020; Ben Goldsmith, Chairman, Conservative Environment Network.
Left: Charles Moore talks with David Burrowes MP Right: Lord Tebbit and Tom Tugendhat MBE MP in conversation.
Left: Members of Parliament, including Sir Bill Cash and Steve Baker attended. Right: Ed West, Catholic Herald; Janet Daley, The Daily Telegraph
A critical part of the UK 2020 team is our media adviser, Beatrice Timpson who handles all requests from broadcast and print media as well as to help us craft and present our events and research to journalists.

Beatrice has been working alongside us for the last 12 months and has ably assisted UK 2020 in appearances on the BBC Today Programme, BBC Newsnight, Any Questions and Question Time. Media enquiries can be sent to 
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