Solving climate change will entail innovation, substantial behavioural change, and considerable economic cost. This online event focused on the role of tax in achieving that historic transition, asking: what is the current state of UK environmental policy, what more needs to be done, and how can we ensure a fair transition to net zero?

Chaired by IFS Deputy Director Helen Miller, it featured a series of short talks from IFS researchers and policy experts exploring the most pressing economic challenges facing the UK on the road to net zero, including:

Talks were followed by questions and answers.The IFS presentation will drew on the IFS Green Budget chapter on tax policies to help achieve net zero carbon emissions, which has been produced with funding from the Nuffield Foundation and in association with Citi.