Event type: Hybrid
Without tough financial mechanisms, targets are so much hot air. How can carbon tax best be used to drive a just transition?
Moderated by Molly Scott Cato, Speaker on Economy and Finance, Green Party of England and Wales. As Green MEP for South West England and Gibraltar until January 2020, Molly focused on areas including sustainable finance, regenerative agriculture, and trade policy. A Professor of Green Economics at Roehampton University, she has written extensively on how we might design and organise an economy that fits comfortably within planetary limits and achieves social justice.
- Hannah Dillon, Zero Carbon campaign. Hannah is Head of Zero Carbon – an environmental advocacy campaign calling for the UK government to phase out fossil fuel subsidies and introduce stronger, fairer and more consistent carbon pricing as a core part of Britain’s decarbonisation roadmap. Before that she worked as Director of Climate Campaigns at Project Everyone, driving awareness and advocacy for the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals with a focus on climate, oceans and biodiversity. Hannah is a passionate advocate for ensuring that equity is placed at the forefront of action on climate change and wildlife conservation.
- Richard Folland, Carbon Tracker . Richard has over 30 years’ experience as a strategic policy adviser and advocate, A long-time British diplomat and former head of UK Government international energy policy, he has also worked for JPMorgan and with institutional investors. Richard has worked on climate change and energy policy since 2004. He is the government and policy affairs adviser to the Carbon Tracker Initiative and in that capacity leads European political engagement for the Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty.
- David Flint, Convenor of the Climate Emergency Policy Working Group, Green Party of England and Wales. David has been closely involved in developing policy on carbon tax and dividend for the Green Party of England and Wales. He is a graduate chemist, a Chartered Management Consultant, and a former Senior Visiting Fellow at the Cass Business School.
- Ross Greer, Member of Scottish Parliament. Ross is Scottish Greens Member of the Scottish Parliament for West Scotland, and spokesperson for Education, Finance and External Affairs for the Scottish Greens. When Ross was first elected in 2016 he was the youngest ever MSP.
This event will also be streamed on COP26.tv