The Road to Net Zero: how to seize opportunities and manage change
Hosted by LSE Festival: People and Change
Tuesday 13 June 2023 1.00pm to 2.00pm, in-person and online public event. The Marshall Building
Dr Liam F Beiser-McGrath, Assistant Professor in International Social and Public Policy in the Department of Social Policy at LSE.
Chris Skidmore, MP for Kingswood since 2010.
Rain Newton-Smith, Director General of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI)
Dr Anna Valero, Senior Policy Fellow at LSE's Centre for Economic Performance (CEP)
Chair: Professor Elizabeth Robinson, Director of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at LSE.
Tackling climate change requires significant and rapid economic and societal change.
As new ways to power our homes, workplaces and transport are developed there will be opportunities for sustainable, healthier economic growth. But there will also be costs for firms, workers and households. To date, climate action has faced challenges from the people, through protests and failed referenda, but has also been driven by public support and activism.
How we can ensure the net zero transition is an inclusive one, so that crucial public support can be maintained and built?
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