November, 2021

10nov4:00 pm1:00 amA just transition: left behind areas and net zero4:00 pm - 1:00 am Organiser: Bright Blue Event Type:Webinar & TalksTheme:Climate Justice,Energy & Renewables,Nature & Biodiversity

Event Details

Whilst the UK embarks on achieving its net zero 2050 target, questions are being poised about the cost of a green transition towards less well-off households. In this event, we consider the risks and opportunities which decarbonisation poses for less well-off households, the disproportionate impact climate change may have on certain communities and whether disruptive environmental activism deters people from supporting stronger action on climate change.

Key speakers:

– Guy Opperman MP, Minister for Pensions and Financial Inclusion (invited)
– Jeremy Balfour MSP, Deputy Party Spokesperson on Local Government, Scottish Conservatives
– Hazel Sheffield, Journalist and Founder, Far Nearer
– Lisa Ashford, Chief Executive, Ethex
– Mark Pepper, Development Manager, Ambition Lawrence Weston
– Patrick Hall, Senior Research Fellow, Bright Blue (Chair)

Key questions:

– What are the risks posed by a green transition to less well off households?
– What measures and policies are needed to ensure that a green transition is inclusive of all types of households?
– What higher quality employment opportunities could the shift to a low-carbon economy present for left behind areas?
– Does disruptive environmental activism deter people, particularly those on lower incomes, from supporting stronger action on climate change
– How can we best engage low income communities in the transition to a low-carbon economy?

This event is online only.

Time

(Wednesday) 4:00 pm - 1:00 am

Organiser

Bright Blue[email protected] Second Floor, 4-8 Ludgate Circus, London, EC4M 7LF

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