Summer archive: How can the UK get to net zero? In conversation with Lord Deben


This summer, we are revisiting episodes from the Global Counsel podcast archive, looking at what they can tell us about topical developments in public policy and regulation ahead of the autumn. From COP26 to the education system in the US, the GC team offers timeless insight into global and national trends to look out for across sectors and around the world.

This week, we share our conversation with Lord Deben, Chair of the UK Committee on Climate Change and Former Secretary of State for the Environment, discussing the COP summit earlier this year. He is joined by Elizabeth Beall, Climate and Sustainability Practice Lead and Geoffrey Norris, Senior Adviser, recorded in April 2021.

They discuss the UK’s climate leadership role as the co-host of COP26 and the first country to set a net-zero commitment into law, and how the UK may approach its role post-Brexit and in light of covid-19. They also explore the feasibility and affordability of reaching the net-zero by 2050 target, and the importance of private sector investment.

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