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Paris Climate Summit: A Carbon Tax?

December 7th, 2015

Episode 408 of 836 episodes

Is a tax on carbon dioxide emissions the solution to climate change? Presenter Andrew Walker hears IMF economist Ian Parry put the argument that he hopes will win out at the summit in Paris. Andrew also speaks to Patrick Graichen of German green energy thinktank Agora about his country’s experience with electricity from renewables such as wind and solar. And Lucy Kellaway of the Financial Times tackles the old mantra that we learn from our mistakes. She doesn’t think much of it. (Picture: Hands holding lumps of coal; Credit: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

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