Meeting our obligations to care for God's creation without killing the economy

Day 4
Session 9
10:20 AM

Few Christians deny that we have an obligation to care for creation. Politicians like to persuade us that we can have a free lunch and that government intervention, central planning, industrial strategy and the subsidisation of green technologies will provide "green growth" at no cost. Economists know that this is not true. If we are to do more to promote better environmental outcomes, there will be a cost. This lecture will present the trade-offs and explain what economic policies should be used to promote better environmental outcomes whilst not killing the economy.

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Philip Booth, Ph.D.

Professor of Finance, Public Policy, and Ethics and Director of Catholic Mission
St. Mary’s University, Twickenham