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COP26 and Tax - why you should pay close attention

Date: 13 October
Time: 09:30 - 10:00 BST
Location: Virtual

Soon the world’s attention will turn to Glasgow, where world leaders will come together for the 26th Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, also known as COP26.

As we step into this defining decade of ambition and action, the tax system is a key lever that will be utilised to achieve ambitions. So, the way organisations manage their tax affairs is increasingly important and a key aspect of this is understanding, and responding appropriately to, the changing tax and fiscal landscape.

On Wednesday 13 October Stuart Higgins, PwC UK’s Markets and Services Partner for Tax will host a live webcast with

  • Amal Larhlid, PwC UK’s Global Fiscal Policy and ESG Tax Leader
  • Colin Smith, PwC UK’s Energy and Infrastructure transactions leader
  • Bridget Jackson, a PwC UK Corporate Sustainability Director currently on secondment as Business Engagement Lead to the COP26 Climate champions team

Our speakers will bring their perspective on how we expect the COP26 agenda to unfold, as well as uncovering the ways in which it will set the future framework for the tax system.

We will cover a number of key topics, including:

  • Why tax departments need to engage with the COP26 agenda and its broader impact.
  • COP26 as a business opportunity and how the tax function can play a role in driving this.
  • The increasing interaction between climate and finance, from access to capital to bespoke forms of funding.
  • The debate around carbon trading rules and the potential impact on markets.
  • The rising significance of environmental taxes (including plastic packaging tax), regulations and levies - how will governments incentivise the ‘greening’ of their economies?

Contact us

Marissa Thomas

Marissa Thomas

Head of Tax, PwC United Kingdom

Stuart Higgins

Stuart Higgins

UK Tax Clients and Markets Leader, PwC United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)7725 828833

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