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Tilting at windmills: are there downsides to a ‘green recovery’?

Monday 23 November 2020 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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are there downsides to a green recovery

The idea of a green recovery from the current slump almost seems like a self-evident good. Who would not want the economy to reach and then exceed the levels of output achieved before the Covid-19 pandemic? And who would not support a cleaner environment or the creation of large numbers of jobs?

But dig a little deeper and it becomes clear that things are not as straightforward as they seem. What, for example, are advocates of a green new deal arguing for when they call for a ‘reset’ of the economy? Is the new economy they envisage as positive as it first sounds? Why do they put so much emphasis on tackling inequality?

The call for a green recovery is widespread not just in Britain but in continental Europe, the US and beyond. This discussion will try to untangle what it really means.

SPEAKER

Daniel Ben-Ami
journalist; author, Ferraris for All: in defence of economic progress and Cowardly Capitalism

READINGS

Christopher Alessi, ‘A golden opportunity’ – HRH the Prince of Wales and other leaders on the Forum’s Great Reset.
World Economic Forum, 3 June 2020

The Biden plan for a clean energy revolution and environmental justice
JoeBiden.com

European Commission. Europe’s moment: repair and prepare for the next generation
press release, 27 May 2020

Cameron Hepburn et al, Will COVID-19 fiscal recovery packages accelerate or retard progress on climate change?
Oxford Review of Economic Policy 36(S1)

Boris Johnson. PM Economy Speech: 30 June 2020
gov.uk

Mariana Mazzucato, Capitalism after the pandemic
Foreign Affairs Nov / Dec 2020 (free with registration)

Matthew Taylor and Sandra Laville, City leaders aim to shape green recovery from coronavirus crisis
Guardian, 1 May 2020

Peter Walker and Matthew Taylor, Labour to plan green economic rescue from coronavirus crisis
Guardian, 17 May 2020

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Date:
Monday 23 November 2020
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost:
Free
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Organizer

AoI Economy Forum

Details

Date:
Monday 23 November 2020
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
Register

Organizer

AoI Economy Forum