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Richard Roberts

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Richard Roberts is Head of Research at Volans, a think tank and advisory firm focused on sustainability and transformative innovation. He has spent the last decade working with forward-thinking business leaders to help effect change within and beyond their organisations.

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Richard Roberts

Net zero by 2050 is a fantasy, unless we get serious about degrowth

The biggest barrier to effective climate action today isn’t denialism, or even apathy, but our propensity to believe convenient fantasies. No fantasy is more convenient to those who have thrived under fossil capitalism than the belief that we can achieve net zero by 2050 without having to give anything up.

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