About: Green tax

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 02-11-2010

A new path to a low-carbon economy

Existing solutions to man-made climate change that are politically acceptable and feasible to implement now need to be embraced, writes Jeffrey D. Sachs, professor of economics and director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University and special adviser to the United Nations Secretary-General on the Millennium Development Goals.

‘Green’ taxation in a recession

As governments face up to the challenge of moving towards a low-carbon economy in the midst of a recession, the tax system "can be a powerful device for changing behaviour," argues the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) in an August policy paper.

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