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Evening lecture by Philipp Frey: „CO2 taxation for a green basic income?”

Juni 19, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

On Monday, June 19, 2023, Philipp Frey will give an evening lecture on “CO2 taxation for a green basic income?”.

Time: 5:00 – 6:30 pm

Online via Zoom (Link will be sent via mail)

For many years, CO2 taxation has been seen by economists who rely on market-based solutions as a key means of combating climate change. At the same time, it is well known that consumption-based taxes hit households at risk of poverty particularly hard. Thus, taxation that appears to make ecological sense threatens to become yet another inflationary driver, placing an economic burden on those who have contributed and are contributing far less to climate change than wealthy and affluent households.

Against this background, the demand to redistribute the revenues from CO2 taxes as a kind of climate money enjoys great popularity. A corresponding design is intended to help reconcile social sustainability and an ecological steering effect. However, it can also be an entry project into an unconditional basic income. The lecture will illustrate the distributional effects of such a CO2 taxation to show that it represents a policy to set massive incentives in the sense of ecological sustainability and at the same time to fight poverty radically on a national, European and global level.

Philipp Frey is a Research Associate at the Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis, co-founder of the Center for Emancipatory Technology Research, and Research Associate of the UK Autonomy Think Tank. His research addresses the question of how to translate technological progress into social progress – and how to reconcile a good life for all with the imperatives of the climate crisis.

This talk is part of the “UBITrans Public Seminar Series” event series hosted by FRIBIS’ UBITrans team.

To register, please send an email to: Deadline for registration is Friday, 06/16/2023.


Juni 19, 2023
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm