Conversations on Climate

Season 3: Episode 9 – in conversation with Professor Sir Dieter Helm

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In this episode, we sit down with economist and author Professor Sir Dieter Helm to discuss his vision for a sustainable economy.

Helm asks the question, “what would it look like to live in a sustainable economy?” and offers a framework for understanding and addressing climate change.

He argues that the current narrative around net-zero is unrealistic and that a more balanced approach is needed, one that takes into account the realities of the global economy and the need for sustainable economic growth.

Helm emphasises the importance of focusing on capital assets, rather than just flows, and of considering the intergenerational impacts of our actions. He also discusses the need for a new kind of economic thinking that takes into account the realities of the 21st century, rather than relying on outdated models from the 20th century.

Tune in for a thought-provoking conversation on the challenges and opportunities of achieving a sustainable future. This episode is brought to you by United Renewables in association with the University of Oxford.



Website: https://dieterhelm.co.uk

Books: https://dieterhelm.co.uk/books




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Season 3: episode 8 – in conversation with Alex Edmans

Season 2: Episode 6 – In conversation with Dr Linda Yueh



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