Past Event


Meeting the Climate Crisis

Lessons and Next Steps From the US and UK

Attendees outside the U.S., please tune in to the YouTube premiere.

Meeting the climate crisis has emerged as a major concern for voters in both the United States and the United Kingdom. For progressives, this demand for climate-centered politics presents significant opportunity; but the transition to a decarbonized economy also entails many challenges that may strain traditional political coalitions and, if not managed properly, jeopardize 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.

Please join us for a discussion hosted by CAP and the Institute for Public Policy Research on the United States and the United Kingdom seizing the opportunities and meeting the challenges of climate-centered politics. Speakers will address U.S. and U.K. approaches to creating clean energy jobs, fostering climate-friendly trade, and ensuring a just transition in industrial decarbonization.

Distinguished panelists:
Ed Miliband MP, U.K. Shadow Secretary of State for Climate Change and Net Zero
Emma Rebhorn, Deputy Executive Director, Climate Jobs National Resource Center

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