In rebuilding the global economy, we cannot afford to ignore the looming clouds of the climate crisis – has Covid-19 given governments and businesses valuable breathing space to reassess their economic models? Or with minds so heavily focused on tackling Covid-19, has this other crisis - the climate one - taken a bit of a back seat? With COP26 now postponed to November 2021, what will the new priorities be for world leaders? Join us for these questions and more, as Ben gives us his thoughts on the crisis that seems to have been forgotten.
Speaker: Dr Ben Caldecott is the founding Director of the Oxford Sustainable Finance Programme. He is an Associate Professor and Senior Research Fellow at the University of Oxford Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, a Supernumerary Fellow at Oriel College, Oxford, a Visiting Researcher at The Alan Turing Institute, and a Visiting Scholar at Stanford University. Ben is also Senior Advisor to the Chair and CEO of the UK Green Finance Institute and the COP26 Strategy Advisor for Finance based out of the Cabinet Office. Ben specialises in environment, energy, and sustainability issues and works at the intersection between finance, public policy, and academe, having held senior roles in each domain. Ben has authored and edited a substantial number of publications related to sustainability and is an experienced media commentator and public speaker. He has a number of board and advisory panel appointments, including with the University of Oxford Socially Responsible Investment Review Committee, The Prince of Wales’s Accounting for Sustainability Project, ATLAS Infrastructure Partners Ltd, Impact Lens Ltd, the British Standards Institution, and the Green Alliance.
Thursday, 02 July 2020
10:30 - 11:15