Achieving a green and just recovery from the Coronavirus crisis

This virtual Ask the Expert panel event, held in partnership with UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), explored how a green recovery from Covid-19 can be achieved and its significance in the long term.

The coronavirus pandemic has impacted almost every aspect of our lives. In discussions on how the UK can recover from the crisis, it is clear that a green recovery strategy is widely supported by the public and politicians across parties. The UK Government has pledged to keep the environment at the centre of their plans to bounce back but how can we ensure a just recovery from the crisis?


Ece Özdemiroğlu, Founding Director of Economics for the Environment Consultancy (eftec) and Member of the Adaptation Committee of the Committee on Climate Change

Matthew Pennycook MP, Shadow Minister for Climate Change

Polly Billington, Director, UK100

James Kirkup  James KirkupDirector, Social Market Foundation

Join our panel of experts for what promises to be an interesting and important discussion. There will be an opportunity to submit questions to the panel during the session.

Our Ask The Expert series, in association with UK Research and Innovation, brings academic research on public policy into the heart of Westminster.

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