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James Shaw has served as the co-leader of the New Zealand Green Party since 2015, after being elected to parliament in 2014.
A successful management consultant, James has spent the majority of his career working with companies across Europe and around the world, developing their sustainable business practices.
James believes that, with vision and purpose, politicians can bring the large-scale, transformational change that is needed to build a truly inclusive economy, and a healthier planet.
At convention, he will be speaking about New Zealand’s shift away from the first-past-the-post electoral system to proportional representation, and Canada’s commitment to make the 2015 election the last under our winner-take-all voting system.
Évelyne Huytebroeck is a politician and ecologist from Belgium. She has served as the Minister of Youth in the Federation Wallonia-Brussels, and as the Minister of Environment, Energy and Urban Renewal within the Government of the Brussels-Capital Region. Previously, Évelyne was the Federal Secretary and an elected representative of Ecolo, the Belgian Green Party, winning her seat in 2002.
A graduate of the Journalism and Social Communication program at Université libre de Bruxelles, Évelyne worked as a press officer for the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions and the Federation of Musical Youth prior to entering politics. She also worked as a freelance journalist for several newspapers and magazines.
Now a member of the European Green Party Committee in charge of Local Councillors and Global Greens, Évelyne will be speaking about the upcoming Global Greens Congress in Liverpool.