Environmental Taxation and Climate Change

Environmental Taxation and Climate Change

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'Whilst green taxes face new challenges, there is now an accumulated international experience on which to reflect. This new collection of papers, providing material for further vigorous argument, evinces a keen appreciation of these realities. I recommend this generally very readable book as a helpful reflection of some recent key concerns in the environmental policy area. It constitutes a welcome addition to the literature, inviting critical responses from the specialist, but also drawing in the newcomer to the subject.' a€“ John Snape, University of Warwick, UK 'The level of public and political debate on carbon taxes is low. Politicians fear the impact of a carbon tax on businesses and low income groups, as well as on their popularity among voters. This valuable book studies carbon taxes from many angles with ample attention paid to practical examples and shows that a smartly designed carbon tax is an indispensable instrument in the transition to a less carbon dependent economy.' a€“ Jonathan Verschuuren, The University of Sydney, Australia and Tilburg University, The Netherlands Containing an authoritative set of original essays, Environmental Taxation and Climate Change provides fresh insights and analysis on how environmental sustainability can be achieved through fiscal policy. Written by distinguished environmental taxation scholars from around the world, this timely volume covers a range of hotly debated subjects including carbon related taxation in OECD countries, implications of environmental tax reforms, innovative environmental taxation and behavioural strategies, as well as many other relevant topics. This up-to-date and well-informed book will appeal to policymakers in government as well as students, researchers and academics in environmental law and other academic disciplines.At the UN summit in 2009 the Japanese government pledged to reduce domestic CO2 emissions by 25 per cent by 2020, relative to the 1990 levels. To achieve this target it plans to introduce a nationwide emissions trading scheme for CO2 in anbsp;...

Title:Environmental Taxation and Climate Change
Author:Hope Ashiabor, Larry Kreiser, Julsuchada Sirisom, Janet E. Milne
Publisher:Edward Elgar Publishing - 2011


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