Europe leads the world in its commitment to CO2 reduction, but the economic implications of this stance are still unclear. We know that tougher environmental legislation puts the brakes on certain sectors, e.g. carmakers, but will it balance these losses with carbon-neutral opportunities elsewhere? The implications for European businesses cannot be underestimated. The Climate Debate provides an opportunity for thought leaders from the media, the public sector and the private sector to gather in a spirit of civil and substantive debate. Contestants will debate for or against the question: Will ‘green’ economics get us to net zero emissions?