Building the Future - Investment for the Just Transition to a Low Carbon Economy with Lord Adair Turner & Prof Mariana Mazzucato

Hear from two internationally renowned economists on how to generate the scale of investment needed to deliver the Government’s ambitious plans to decarbonise Scotland and reinvigorate its productive economy. 

There is growing consensus that it’s time for a Just Transition, moving to a modern low-carbon economy in ways which protect workers’ livelihoods, create a new industrial base and deliver a fairer Scotland, in order to tackle climate change and rebalance the economy. Thinking is moving onto how to make this happen. It will depend on rapid large-scale investment in many sectors of the economy and the announcement of plans to create a Scottish National Investment Bank signals that the Scottish Government is thinking seriously about this. 

This event will hear about the ways in which national investment banks can help transform the direction of economic development and how Scotland might use all the tools at its disposal for this urgent mission. 

Lord Adair Turner is chair of the Energy Transitions Commission and the Institute for New Economic Thinking; and formerly chair of the Financial Services Authority. Among his books are Economics After the Crisis: Objectives and Means and Between Debt and the Devil 

Mariana Mazzucato is Professor of the Economics of Innovation and Public Value at University College London, a member of Scotland’s Council of Economic Advisors and author of The Entrepreneurial State: debunking public vs. private sector myths.

Organised by Friends of the Earth Scotland and Scottish Trade Union Congress on behalf of the Just Transition Partnership. Supported by the Institute for New Economic Thinking.

Followed by refreshments.

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