The economist and former governor of the Bank of Canada Mark Carney, spoke about how the economy must address the climate crisis in the fourth instalment of his 2020 BBC Reith Lecture.
The Reith Lectures is an annual series of lectures by leading figures of the day. Previous lecturers include historian Margaret Macmillan, Stephen Hawking and Wole Soyinka.
The topic of Carney’s lectures, “How We Get What We Value”, encompasses a discussion on financial values versus human values, lessons from the 2008 financial crash, and how the market can be used to fight the climate crisis.
Take a listen to Mark Carney’s thoughts on the relationship between the economy and the climate below.