By increasing tax on pollution and other environmentally-damaging activities, governments can use the extra funds to provide incentives for innovation, such as developing renewable energy. For advanced economies like the EU, such schemes also create new technologies which can be exported globally.
Each year on World Environment Day, schools and environmental organisations worldwide organise clean up operations. Join one! In addition to enriching the landscape of your neighbourhood, you will learn more about the animals and plants that live nearby.
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