Zeroing In with Professor Philip Booth

Achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050 will require trade offs. The current shutdowns due to coronavirus have given us some idea of what economic impact results from significant changes to the economy. What changes would be needed to achieve net zero, and are we willing to make them?

Joining Darren Grimes, IEA Digital Manager, is Professor Philip Booth.

Philip Booth is Senior Academic Fellow at the Institute of Economic Affairs and Professor of Finance, Public Policy and Ethics at St. Mary’s University, Twickenham. He also holds the position of Dean of Education, Humanities and Social Sciences at St. Mary’s having previously been Director of Research and Public Engagement. From 2002-2016, Philip was Academic and Research Director (previously, Editorial and Programme Director) at the IEA.

This episode is part of the IEA’s ‘Zeroing In: Free market approaches to the 2050 target’ series, looking at how free marketeers should approach the Government’s target for net zero carbon emissions by 2050.