The 2019 general election saw Labour lose the ‘red wall’ as more socially conservative, traditionally Labour voters, switched to Boris Johnson’s Conservative party. The Covid-19 unemployment crisis is likely to hit these areas hard. They are also home to some of the industries that will be most affected by the net zero transition. As government tries to stem the unemployment crisis, and appease its new voters, will investment in jobs in polluting industries fracture a fragile consensus on climate?
- Ian Mulheirn - Executive Director for UK Policy, TBI - CHAIR
- Claire Perry O’Neil - Former Minister of State for Energy & Clean Growth | Former President of COP26
- Prof Rebecca Willis - Professor in Practice, Lancaster University | Former Director of Green Alliance | Author of 'Too Hot to Handle: the Democratic Challenge of Climate Change'
- Mary Creagh - Chief Executive of Living Streets | Former Shadow Secretary of State and Chair of the Environmental Audit Select Committee