Chris Sherrington, Principal Consultant at Eunomia, is speaking tomorrow at the Resource Association Conference in London. The event, entitled ‘Resources, Jobs, Growth: Building a Shared Agenda for the Circular Economy’ will be held at the Park Plaza Victoria.
Chris is presenting in the second session, and will be considering the role of fiscal instruments in moving towards a more circular economy. Julian Morgan from Green Alliance will also present in the session, followed by Dan Rogerson MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Resource Management, who will be delivering a keynote address.
There will subsequently be a panel debate chaired by Jonathan Short, Chairman of the Resource Association with Chris and Julian joined by Susanne Baker from the EEF, and Dr Gev Eduljee from SITA.
Earlier in 2014 Eunomia completed a study exploring the potential for environmental fiscal reform in 12 European Member States. The research identified that taxes could be moved away from labour and towards pollution (for example, air / water pollution, energy consumption and waste) in the order of EUR 35 billion in real terms in 2016, rising to EUR 101 billion in 2025, with additional reductions in labour taxes if environmentally harmful subsidies were removed. The potential change ranges from just over 1% of GDP per annum to just over 2.5% of GDP per annum in 2025, depending on the Member State concerned. Significant environmental benefits would also be derived as a result of a switch in consumption to less environmentally polluting activities
Details of the event can be found here.