New Statesman and Spotlight round table on “Moving Towards Net Zero Ahead of COP26”

The New Statesman’s policy supplement Spotlight brought together experts and policymakers to discuss the challenges, solutions and path ahead on the climate. This virtual roundtable event, chaired by former New Statesman deputy editor Jon Bernstein, was sponsored and supported by our partners the University of Manchester, the University of Portsmouth, Amazon, Sellafield, Shell, Lloyds Banking Group and Cambridge Consultants. 

With participants: Sarah Olney MP, Liberal Democrat spokesperson on climate change; Hilary Benn, Labour MP for Leeds Central; Anna McMorrin, Labour MP for Cardiff North; Steve Fletcher, professor of ocean policy and economy at the University of Portsmouth; Baroness Jenny Jones, a Green Party member of the House of Lords; Caterina Brandmayr, head of climate policy at the Green Alliance; Nathan Wrench, head of sustainability innovation at Cambridge Consultants; Professor Carly McLachlan, director of the Tyndall Centre at the University of Manchester; James Wild, group head of sustainability at Lloyds Banking Group; Farhana Yamin, a climate lawyer and author.

The participants largely agreed that there are reasons to believe climate action is possible. The challenge is that the scale of change needs to meet the ambition of governments and engage the range of people and institutions locally, nationally and internationally to make that happen. 

Full article here.

The event is finished.


Dec 08 2020


10:00 - 00:00