There are frequent claims that the transition to a low-carbon economy will provide a boost to output. But many observers are sceptical that such gains could be made.

Is the ‘green economy’ just the latest Big Idea to boost growth that will ultimately prove illusory? In this debate filmed at the Battle of Ideas Festival in October 2021 a terrific panel of speakers share their insights.

The speakers are: Daniel Ben-Ami – journalist; author, Ferraris for All: in defence of economic progress and Cowardly Capitalism Ben Pile – writer; researcher Martin Powell – head of sustainability, Siemens Inc; former mayoral advisor on the environment; editor, The Climate City Professor.

The Chair is Vicky Pryce – chief economic adviser and board member, Centre for Economics and Business Research; author, Women vs Capitalism