About: Green Budget Europe

Climate change 04-03-2019

Time to get rid of EU’s unanimity rule on green fiscal matters

Taxation is the last EU policy area where decision-making exclusively relies on unanimity. A gradual shift to qualified majority voting would help reach environmental objectives more effectively at a time when action on climate change is more urgent than ever, argue Eero Yrjö-Koskinen, Patrick ten Brink and Emma Watkins.
Climate change 19-11-2014

Green Budget Europe founded in Brussels on 4 November 2014

The “splendours of nature” are destroyed, according to John Maynard Keynes, because they are not accorded economic value. “We are capable of shutting off the sun and the stars because they do not pay a dividend”, Keynes wrote in 1933, an era when the understanding of our true impact was still in its infancy.

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