Should we put a price on carbon? | Public event on May 11th

Free panel discussion: Should we put a price on carbon?

Friday May 11th, 5.30-7.00pm

Lecture Theatre 6, The Diamond, University of Sheffield, S3 7RD

Registration is free and places can be booked here

Global carbon emissions must be urgently reduced. Almost all countries have agreed to do their part, but emissions continue to increase. So there is a pressing need to decide how we should deal with the problem.

SPERI has partnered with the Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures to bring four excellent speakers to Sheffield to discuss one proposed solution: putting a price on carbon.

What is carbon pricing? Where has carbon pricing already been introduced, and has it been successful so far? What lessons can be learnt from any failures? What is the best way to price carbon? Who should bear the cost of paying and are there any drawbacks? Who should decide the price of carbon? How can carbon pricing be made acceptable to the public? And is pricing carbon even a good idea?

The speakers joining us at the event are

  • Dr Maria Carvalho, policy analyst at the LSE’s Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and The Environment.
  • Larry Lohmann, campaigner and researcher based at The Corner House.
  • Ross McKenzie, EU Public Affairs Manager, Drax.
  • Dr Tina Fawcett, Senior Researcher and Acting Deputy Leader, ECI Energy Programme, Oxford University.

The event will be chaired by our very own Martin Craig.

More details can be found on the registration page here.