A 10 per cent shift of tax revenues from labour taxes to environmental taxes by 2010 is the key demand of an EEB campaign on fiscal reform. During the EEB’s annual conference on 10 October, German Bundestag Member Ernst von Weizsäcker and former environment commissioner Yannis Paleocrasses gave their support to this European campaign
In a position paper presented during their annual conference on 10 October, the EEB put forward five key demands:
- at EU and national level, a 10 per cent shift of total tax revenues from labour to environmental taxes by 2010;
- the removal or reform of all environmentally adverse subsidies by 2005;
- accompanying measures to address any potential social impact of the taxation reform;
- energy saving and efficiency policies;
- fiscal incentives for environmental protection.