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Going Green – Consistent with Economic Recovery?

1-2 pm, Thursday, 10th June 2021
Zoom Event

As economies across the world battle to recover from the consequences of the Covid pandemic, many are also preparing for UN 26th UN Climate Change (COP26) in Glasgow.

Politeia’s next event, Going Green – What Should UK Policy Be?, will consider some of the questions which should be at the heart of the debate if the right balance is to be struck between the UK’s economic interests and its environmental commitments. The event will address such questions as:

  • What is the best course economically for a government which wants to ‘go green’, consistent with post-Covid economic recovery and growth?
  • Can there be market solutions for climate matters which involve long-term investment?
  • If so, are these best realised by a carbon tax or some other policy instrument?
  • What role can different energy sources – e.g., nuclear or renewable – play in replacing coal and gas in power generation, and what role can carbon capture technology play alongside fossil fuels?
The panel of speakers, which will be chaired by Edite Ligere, Politeia’s Director, will include:
  • The Rt. Hon. Sir John Redwood MP – Author, Going green? What Should UK Policy Be? (forthcoming, Politeia), ‘The Daily Blog’ ( and We Don’t Believe You: Why Populists reject the Establishment (2019);
  • Barry Gardiner MP – Member, House of Commons Environmental Audit Select Committee and the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee; former Shadow Secretary of State for International Trade (2016-20) and for Energy and Climate Change (2016);
  • Danae Kyriakopoulou, Chief Economist and Director of Research, OMFIF (Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum); and
  • Dr Ludger Schuknecht – Author, Public Spending and the Role of the State: History, Performance, Risk and Remedies, Visiting Professor, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore; former Deputy Secretary General, OECD (2018-20); Chief Economist, the Directorate General Fiscal Policy and International Financial and Monetary Policy, German Ministry of Finance (2011-18).

We would be very pleased if you can join us online for this Zoom event. Please follow the link below to register. In case of any difficulties with the link, please email


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