Ask the Expert Series: How can we ensure a just transition to a low carbon economy?

The UK has embarked on an ambitious transition to a low carbon economy. Whilst significant progress has been made, much more action is needed if the UK is to meet its domestic targets and the goals of the Paris Agreement.

In this Ask the Expert seminar, Professor Jim Watson, Director of the UK Energy Research Centre, discussed how to continue to reduce emissions whilst paying more attention to the fair distribution of costs and benefits.

Our Ask The Expert series, in association with the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC); a part of UK Research and Innovation, brings academic research on public policy into the heart of Westminster. Follow the series on Twitter via @SMFthinktank and @ESRC#SMFask

Professor Jim Watson
Director, UK Energy Research Centre
Professor of Energy Policy, The Institute of Sustainable Resources, University College London

James Kirkup
Director, Social Market Foundation

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