Net Zero Festival: Amber Rudd on the politics of climate change

BusinessGreen staff
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VIDEO: Former Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Amber Rudd speaks to Lucy Seigle about overcoming the political barriers to climate action

The Prime Minister Boris Johnson recently said the answer to the net zero challenge was "not so much technical as political". Yet those political challenges are undoubtedly considerable, and could potentially derail the net zero transition altogether. So what are the main political barriers to progress and how can they be overcome?

Amber Rudd, former Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, sought to explore this question and more in her keynote speech at BusinessGreen's Net Zero Festival last week. Her speech - and follow up interview with journalist Lucy Siegle - can be watched in full above.

All of the panel debates, keynote speeches, and presentations from the Net Zero Festival - which took place over three days from 29 September 2021 featuring hundreds of top speakers from business, politics and academia - are now available to watch again on demand by signing up for free on the Net Zero Festival website.

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