Fairness between generations – What should a framework for assessing the intergenerational effects of decarbonisation and climate adaptation look like?


Friday 10 September 2021, 3:00pm - 4:45pm

One of the challenges in tackling a long-term fundamental issue like climate change is to ensure that the approach taken is “fair” between current and future generations. This roundtable wexplored who pays when and how we can best develop a framework for assessing the intergenerational effects of decarbonisation and climate adaptation across the generations.

The roundtable first considered the recent report for Sustainability First from Frontier Economics on this topic.  Then panel then discussed what actions are needed to ensure the intergenerational effects of de-carbonisation and climate adaptation are properly considered in policy making.

Building on the Frontier report, Sustainability First has published a Viewpoint summarising the key messages as we see them and our view of the steps that need to be taken.

 

Speakers include: 

Peter Davies - Chair, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water Customer Challenge Group

Paul Johnson - Director, Institute for Fiscal Studies

Bridget Rosewell CBE - Commissioner, NIC

Maureen Paul - Interim Chief Economist, Ofgem

Matthew Bell - Director, Froniter Economics 

Ammar Malik - Consultant, Frontier Economics 

 

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