The coronavirus pandemic has profoundly impacted our economic and social systems. As we re-build and re-open, people are rightly asking how we can use this moment of renewal as an opportunity to make our economy and wider society more resilient and sustainable to future shocks. The CBI, along with many other organisations has called for a green recovery to be at the centre of plans to ‘build back better’ as there is building evidence that such an approach can offer hundreds of thousands jobs around the country and can recharge our supply chains, while getting us on a net-zero trajectory.
In the closing session on the first day of the CBI’s Achieving net-zero conference, we heard from Chris Stark, Chief Executive of the Committee on Climate Change, alongside the CBI’s Dame Carolyn Fairbairn and Lord Karan Bilimoria, on how the UK can reach its long-term, ambitious climate change targets in the wake of coronavirus.
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There was clear agreement between speakers from the outset that businesse