Two day online event: 10 and 11 December 9:00 - 12:30 PST / 14:00 – 17:30 GMT / 15:00 - 18:30 CEST / 19:30 - 23:00 IST
As the climate crisis comes into ever sharper focus the question of how we pay for a just transition takes on an ever-greater urgency. Plenty of voices tell us that the costs are just too high, especially in the era of Coronavirus – or, more soothingly, that the market will provide. But we cannot afford despair or complacency. It is now time to plan, and to act.
This conference brings together leading academics, experts and activists to propose tangible policy ideas, specific ones such as carbon taxes, subsidies and citizen dividends, as well as larger macro-economic shifts essential for tacking the climate crisis. This event will address these key questions:
How can fiscal, regulatory and monetary policies be used to end the fossil fuel era without laying the burden of the transition on lower and middle-income groups?
How do neoliberalism and laissez-faire economics block us from achieving an economically just climate transition?
What can be done to make finance the helpful servant of climate policies, rather than their tyrannical master?
How can we shift the “Overton Window” and amass the political will to allow the alternative economic approaches that are necessary for financing the climate transition?