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The Progressive Policy Think Tank

Meeting the Climate Crisis

For progressives in both countries, this demand for climate-centred politics presents significant opportunity for jobs, prosperity, and wellbeing; but the transition to a decarbonised economy, if not managed properly, may also strain traditional political coalitions and present challenges for other progressive goals such as economic security and inclusive growth. The United States and the United Kingdom each have lessons to share on how to ensure that public demand for climate action translates into broadly popular and effective policies that set the world on a net zero trajectory while providing economic opportunity at home.

Topics included: the US and UK approaches to creating clean energy jobs, fostering climate-friendly trade, and ensuring a just transition in industrial decarbonisation.

The discussion was live  at 4pm on Wednesday 1 June. Watch the event below.

Panellists included:
Ed Miliband MP, UK Shadow Secretary of State for Climate Change and Net Zero
Emma Rebhorn, Deputy Executive Director, Climate Jobs National Resource Center

John Podesta, Founder and Chair of the Board of Directors, Center for American Progress