"Green taxation as key for sustainable fiscal reform - The French context and European perspectives". This year's GBE annual conference will be organised in partnership with the Institut du développement durable et des relations internationales (IDDRI). The multi-stakeholder event brings together experts from academia, civil society, EU decision makers, the European Commission, and national decision makers to discuss Environmental Fiscal Reform opportunities in France and in Europe.
Due to the Eurozone crisis, states and banks still have a long way to go in consolidating their budgets and deleveraging. In this context, several voices have called for broad-based fiscal reform in EU Member States to reduce budget deficits and put European economies on a more sustainable path. Two dimensions emerge from the current situation: environmental and broader fiscal reform, and national / European tax reform.
If you're a meat eater, consider reducing your meat consumption and going for quality rather than quantity. Production of meat consumes enormous amounts of energy, not only for the growth and transport of animal feed, but also for the heating, air conditioning, and lighting of the immense animal farms. Changing to a diet with less meat helps the environment, but is also good for your health. It is best to buy meat from local producers and buy organic too.
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