Journalist and broadcaster Jon Snow chaired a panel of experts in economics, policy and climate science to examine the question of how we reconcile profit with protecting the planet.
How can we reconcile boosting profits with stewardship of our planet? Can we resolve the tension between these very different objectives? From transforming the energy sector to rethinking the way we build houses, streets and entire cities, a range of reforms—such as a Green New Deal—have the potential to change the way we live for the better.
But what are the political and economic obstacles that lie between reconciling capitalism and sustainable development? And what is the science that underpins it all? This online panel discussion sought the answers.
- Professor Joanna Haigh FRS: Climate scientist and Co-Director of the Grantham Institute, Imperial College 2014–19
- Professor Robert Pollin: Co-Director of the Political Economy Research Institute at UMass Amherst and co-author of Climate Crisis and the Global Green New Deal
- Anusha Shah FICE: Director of Resilient Cities at Arcadis, Vice-President of the Institution of Civil Engineers, and Visiting Professor at King’s College London on Climate Adaptation, Sustainability and Inclusive Design
- Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta: Frank Ramsey Professor Emeritus of Economics at University of Cambridge and lead author of the 2021 Independent Review on the Economics of Biodiversity
- Jon Snow (Guest Chair): Journalist and television presenter, the longest-running presenter of Channel 4 News