On 14th November the Green Fiscal Commission was launched. The objective of the Commission is to prepare the ground for a significant programme of green fiscal reform in the UK.

It will assemble the evidence base for such a reform and raise stakeholder and public awareness of it. The Commission membership includes experts from business, leading academics, senior MPs from all three main UK political parties, three members of the House of Lords, and representatives from consumer and environmental organisations. Its chair is Robert Napier, Chairman of the Met Office and former Chief Executive of WWF and its Director is Professor Paul Ekins, Head of the Environment Group at the Policy Studies Institute (PSI).

The Commission's work will cover the technical issues associated with green fiscal reform including performing detailed economic modelling; research to understand public and stakeholder attitudes to green taxes; and activities to stimulate debate on the issues associated with green fiscal reform. The Commission's secretariat is provided by the Policy Studies Institute.


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