Past eventInvitation OnlyNominees Breakfast Briefing

The Green Stimulus Package

8 April 2009 - 8:15am to 9:15am

Chatham House, London


Dimitri Zenghelis, Associate Fellow, Energy, Environment and Resource Governance Programme, Chatham House



There is a growing global consensus among policy-makers that the great risks arising from climate change require urgent action. But might it be better to delay such action until the world economy recovers?

Dimitri Zenghelis will take this opportunity to outline how if the appropriate mix of policies are adopted, action to tackle climate change could form a central part of a fiscal package designed to moderate the economic slowdown. The Obama regime has already started to adopt this approach but to what extent can a 'green' fiscal stimulus provide an effective boost to the economy and build the foundations for sound, sustainable and strong growth in the future? And is the rest of the world in a position to follow the US lead?

This event is strictly by invitation only.

To enable as open a debate as possible, this event will be held under the Chatham House Rule.