Our Infrastructure Intelligence Live series of events continues on Friday 23 October at 11am with a live interview with Ed Milliband, shadow secretary of state for energy and climate change.
We are delighted that our second live interview features Ed, as the former labour leader has been outspoken about the need to create a green economic recovery calling for “a zero-carbon army” in order to kickstart a green recovery and his views have often been seen as an outlier on the issue.
Ed was first elected as the MP for Doncaster North in May 2005. He served as minister for the Cabinet Office under Gordon Brown in 2007 and then as secretary of state for energy and climate change from 2008 to 2010. In this role, he oversaw the introduction of the Climate Change Act 2008 which made it the Government’s duty to ensure that greenhouse gas emissions reduced by at least 80% by 2050 in order to avoid dangerous climate change. From 2010 to 2015, he served as the leader of the Labour Party in opposition.
Following the Grenfell Tower tragedy, Ed served as a commissioner for Shelter’s Social Housing Commission. The commission published its final report in 2019, recommending a historic renewal of social housing, with a 20-year programme to deliver 3.1 million more social homes. It also called for a stronger voice for tenants and a new regulator working across social and private rental sectors to protect residents and enforce standards.
Ed is currently serving as a co-Chair to IPPR’s Environmental Justice Commission, a subject he is clearly knowledgeable and passionate about. “We should be aiming for the most ambitious climate recovery plan in the world,” Milliband has said. “That should be nothing less than the government’s ambition. The old argument that you can have economic success or environmental care is just completely wrong,” he claims.
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In the Spotlight interview 2:
Ed Milliband, Shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change
Friday 23 October 2020 at 11am
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The Infrastructure Intelligence Live series of events is organised in association with our strategic partner, BECG.