Lecture 2: Key lessons from COVID for recovery strategies

This is the second of the Green Templeton Lectures 2021, in partnership with Franklin Templeton, on the theme ‘Navigating the COVID challenge’. Further information about the Green Templeton Lectures 2021.


Giulio BoccalettiDr Giulio Boccaletti
Honorary Research Associate at the Smith School for Enterprise and the Environment, University of Oxford, where he pursues research on a broad set of issues, from the economics of sustainability to the role of history in decision-making.


Wednesday 10 March 2021, 18:00 GMT

This lecture will be online. Details of how to access the lecture will be emailed to those who register in advance using the registration form on this page.

About this lecture

Governments around the world are committing to ‘build back better’ as they recover from the disruption caused by the pandemic, often committing huge levels of resource to this task. But what does building back better actually mean, and what are the conditions for success?  Expectations are high – a low carbon economy, adaptation to changes in climate, even a redefinition of our relationship with the ecosystems of the planet.

This lecture will draw on examples from history and from experiences around the world to help illustrate the challenges in delivering on these expectations. The speaker will suggest that the biggest challenge may well not lie in the deployment of new technology, or in finding the resources to finance the recovery. Rather it will be in ensuring that institutions, at all levels, are fit for purpose to guide society through what may well be the biggest economic transition in modern history.

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