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Naomi Klein on climate change and growth

Anne McElvoy discusses climate change with the writer Naomi Klein, economist Dieter Helm, McKinsey director Jeremy Oppenheim and Bangladeshi author Tahmima Anam.

Naomi Klein argues that the greatest contributor to global warming is not carbon and climate change, but capitalism. She tells Anne McElvoy that the market's addiction to growth and profit is killing the planet. But the economist Dieter Helm questions whether capitalism is really at war with the environment and looks to the world's innovators to invent our way out of crisis. Climate change is a global issue, but the author Tahmima Anam looks at what it means for her home country Bangladesh. Jeremy Oppenheim argues that economic growth and action on climate change can be achieved together, with global cooperation.

Producer: Simon Tillotson.

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43 minutes

Naomi Klein

Naomi Klein is a journalist and author.


This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs the Climate is published by Allen Lane.


Naomi Klein

Dieter Helm

Dieter Helm is Professor of Energy Policy at the University of Oxford.


The Carbon Crunch: How We’re Getting Climate Change Wrong – and How to Fix It is published by Yale University Press.


Dieter Helm

Tahmima Anam

Tahmima Anam is a writer, columnist and novelist.

Jeremy Oppenheim

Jeremy Oppenheim is Programme Director for the New Climate Economy project.


Jeremy Oppenheim


Role Contributor
Presenter Anne McElvoy
Interviewed Guest Naomi Klein
Interviewed Guest Tahmima Anam
Interviewed Guest Dieter Helm
Interviewed Guest Jeremy Oppenheim
Producer Simon Tillotson