Renaissance man: interview with Lord Deben

Lord Deben, chair of the Committee on Climate Change, is astounded by an increasingly irrational world. He talks to Rachel Salvidge about clean growth, the 25-Year Environment Plan, natural capital, Brexit and why Michael Gove could soon come unstuck

Lord Deben
"Climate change does not give us wiggle room" – Lord Deben

At mention of Brexit, John Gummer, Lord Deben, throws up his hands. “We live in a world where irrationality seems to be cheered on otherwise we wouldn’t be trying to be leave the EU,” he says. “Some of us have to fly the flag for the renaissance.”

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