After the financial crisis: green growth?

After the financial crisis: green growth?

Date:

  • Tuesday 20 July
  • Time: 17:45 for 18:00 - 19:30
  • Speakers:

  • Tom Burke, E3G and Rio Tinto
  • Tom Murley, HgCapital
  • Jakob Rutqvist, FORES
  • Dimitri Zenghelis, Chatham House
  • Future sources of growth for the European economy look scarce. Governments hope that they can stimulate the 'green economy' through taxes to improve price incentives, and by underwriting the risk of investing in new technologies or directly subsidising companies that produce them. The need to reduce carbon emissions is urgent. But are governments being honest about the economic costs of climate change, and the pain of transition? Will industrial activism work? Is there such a thing as 'green growth'

    A report on the event will be posted soon.