Think Tent 2020: What role could a carbon tax play in tackling climate change?

A carbon tax has long been a point of contention for many who support free markets. Could it be freedom’s answer to climate change, or are its costs too onerous on consumers and businesses?

This panel will debate whether such a tax could be implemented, and the likely changes would be needed in our economy for it to work.

John O’Connell (Chair), Chief Executive of the TaxPayers’ Alliance
Stephen Fitzpatrick, Founder of the Zero Carbon campaign and Founder & CEO of OVO Energy
Professor Dieter Helm, Professor of Economic Policy at the University of Oxford
Jamie Whyte, Classical liberal academic and author of “Crimes Against Logic”
Richard Woolley, Head of Energy and Climate Change at the Chemical Industries Association