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The COP26 climate change summit in November is approaching fast – but where is the plan for the UK to meet its pledge to hit net zero by 2050 or to reduce emissions by 78% by 2035?
The government has yet to say what it will do – or who it expects to pay for the its plan to drive down emissions. How should costs be distributed between taxpayers, consumers and businesses? Where should the burden fall between current and future generations?
To debate how to pay for net zero and ensure the UK tackles climate change in a way that maintains public support, the Institute for Government brought together an expert panel for a special IfG Live podcast.
- Bim Afolami, Conservative MP for Hitchin and Harpenden
- Wera Hobhouse, Liberal Democrat MP for Bath
- Paul Johnson, Director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies
- James Meadway, Director of the Progressive Economy Forum
Presented by Jill Rutter, Senior Fellow at the Institute for Government