Can green growth solve climate change?

20 March 2019 17:00 - 18:30 GMT
Public event
Streamed live online

Chair

James Cameron @jamesogradycam - Chair, ODI Board

Speakers 

Michael Liebreich @MLiebreich - Chairman and CEO, Liebreich Associates, Founder, Bloomberg NEF and Visiting Professor, Energy Futures Lab, Imperial College London 

Kate Raworth @KateRaworth - Author, Doughnut Economics and Senior Visiting Research Associate, Environmental Change Institute, Oxford

Description

Without urgent action, the global consequences of climate change will be devastating. Yet despite the environmental impact of rapid economic growth, increasing GDP (Gross Domestic Product) continues to remain the priority for countries around the world.  

So what is the future of economic growth? Can we achieve green growth that marries rapid environmental transformation with ever-rising financial returns? Or is it time to create economies that enable us to thrive, rather than grow, in order to stand a real chance at tackling climate change?