Implementation of internalisation instruments
Assessment made on 01 Jan 2001
ClassificationTransport (Primary theme)
- TERM 026
Policy issue: Differentiate transport taxes and charges on the basis of marginal external costs
Most countries are establishing internalisation instruments, but implementation is still facing barriers
Internalisation measures are currently mostly concentrated on air pollution in the road sector and noise in the aviation sector. Almost no measures have yet been taken to internalise costs of congestion (some aviation and rail charges, and some urban parking fees are exceptions). In most urban areas, internalisation of external costs is still very incomplete.
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Internalisation of external costs TERM 2001
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This briefing is part of the EEA's report The European Environment - State and Outlook 2015. The EEA is an official agency of the EU, tasked with providing information on Europe’s environment.
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