A central component of his U.S. presidential campaign, Joe Biden’s plan to build back better promised to tackle climate change and create jobs. His blueprint for a ‘Clean Energy Revolution’ comprises a $400 billion investment in public energy infrastructure and smart technology, alongside tougher regulation for polluters and an green job creation programme that protects workers rights and boosts union power. This plan draws integral links between the environment, the economy, and global equity for workers and communities.

Implementing such a transition to leave no one behind is an enormous and complex task, requiring nations, policy makers, industry leaders, unions and community groups to recognise their shared interest and collaborate closely. What does this commitment from the United States mean for the rest of the world as national governments seek to rebuild their economies after the COVID-19 crisis? Is the plan enough to strengthen International cooperation around the Paris Agreement and beyond? Will American ambition for clean energy innovation drive a global ‘race to the top’? What does this policy shift mean for businesses and workers around the world, and what does a just transition look like in the UK context?

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Event for: Directors/Heads of: Sustainability | CSR | Innovation | Supply chains

Speakers

  • Tom Burke

    Co-founding Director and Chairman, E3G
  • Melanie Onn

    Deputy Chief Executive Renewable UK
  • Mike Clancy

    General Secretary, Prospect Union
  • Robert Pollin

    Founding co-director, Political Economy Research Institute

Round Tables

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  • During the Green Recovery Festival panel events, our usual topical roundtables will be replaced by hackathon-style discussions on how to integrate solutions into business practices and make the Green Recovery a reality.

Agenda

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  • 14:00 - 14:10
    Welcome and introductions
  • 14:10 - 14:45
    Moderated panel discussion with Melanie Onn, Deputy Chief Executive, Renewable UK; Mike Clancy, General Secretary, Prospect Union; Robert Pollin Founding co-director, Political Economy Research Institute; and Tom Burke Co-founding Director and Chairman, E3G
  • 14:45 - 15:25
    Virtual breakout rooms: hackathon-style discussions on how to integrate solutions into business practices and make the Green Recovery a reality.
  • 15:25 - 15:30
    Breakout room summaries and closing remarks

Venue Details

The Green Recovery Festival events will be hosted online.

Who's Attending

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Guestlist to be confirmed.