The Green Alliance Podcast

Was this a green budget? ('Insights' series 3 - episode 1)

Episode Summary

Sam Alvis, Green Alliance’s head of green renewal, interviews the economist Dimitri Zenghelis, about the chancellor’s announcements in the 2021 budget and what they might mean for the prospects of a green recovery. They discuss what a green recovery for the UK should look like and whether government plans are enough to get us there, and whether this budget took the opportunity for an economic gear change.

Episode Notes

Sam Alvis is the head of the green renewal project at Green Alliance and former senior adviser at the Tony Blair Institute. 

Dimitri Zenghelis is a special adviser at the Bennett Institute, University of Cambridge, and co-founder of the Wealth Economy project. He is also a senior fellow at the Grantham Institute on Climate Change at the London School of Economics. Dimitri was head of the Stern Review team and head of economic forecasting at the Treasury.