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18:15 - 19:30 20 June 2018

Policy for Transformations: The Role of the State in Just Green Transformations


G.06 LT | UCL Institute of Archaeology (link Map)
31–34 Gordon Square | London | WC1 | United Kingdom

Open to: Alumni | Public | Academic | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

Speaker information

Multiple speakers, Jos Delbeke, former Director-General of the European Commission’s DG Climate Action (2010-March 2018), Senior Adviser for Relations with the European University Institute, European Political Strategy Centre, European Commission (as of March 2018) Michael Grubb, Professor of Energy and Climate Change, UCL Institute of Sustainable Resources and UCL Energy Institute Mariana Mazzucato, Professor in the Economics of Innovation and Public Value, Director of the UCL Institute for Innovation & Public Purpose (IIPP) Sharon Turner, Consultant Director for the Governance Programme at the European Climate Foundation (ECF)

There is now broad consensus that a transformation of the current fossil-fuel based economy to an inclusive, resource-efficient and low-carbon economy is urgently required. While signs of movement in that direction are apparent, as evidenced in a booming green finance sector, so far efforts to promote ‘green growth’ have fallen far short of what is required. Most experts agree that to effectively and equitably deal with climate change responses will have to go deeper and faster than market mechanisms alone will allow. Long-term environmental and social sustainability is going to require a radical overhaul of neoliberal capitalism as currently practiced. In the short-term, however, preparations for a just green transformation must begin from within the prevailing capitalist context.


Monica Barbone
+44 (0) 2031089289 | m.barbone@ucl.ac.uk