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Publication Environmental tax reform in Europe: implications for income distribution
Although environmental tax reforms (ETR) tend to improve incomes across society, they can have mild regressive impacts in that richer households gain more than poorer ones. Care is needed to design ETRs in ways that ensure that certain groups are able to benefit equally. ETR's overall benefits for the economy, environment and society are potentially significant. ETR should therefore be regarded as a key element in the policymaking toolkit for shifting to a green economy.
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Publication Environmental tax reform in Europe: opportunities for eco-innovation
Environmental policy instruments are frequently characterised as obstacles to economic activity but environmental taxes can, in fact, be the opposite — serving as catalysts for the creativity that underpins thriving economies.
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Highlight Green fiscal reform can create jobs and stimulate innovation across the EU
Increasing some tax rates and removing subsidies on environmentally harmful products and services can boost economic growth if the revenue generated is then used to relieve the tax burden on employment and investment.
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Highlight Environmental tax reform: increasing individual incomes and boosting innovation
European governments could simultaneously reduce income tax, increase innovation and cut pollution by introducing well-targeted environmental taxes and recycling the revenues back into the economy. This was one of the findings from a pair of reports on environmental tax reform (ETR) published today by the European Environment Agency (EEA).
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Video object code Shifting taxes from labour to resource consumption - Janez Potočnik
What is Environmental Fiscal Reform? And how could fairer taxes benefit the environment? We have asked few questions to Janez Potočnik, European Commissioner for the Environment
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Video RealAudio broadcast What is an eco-tax reform?
David Gee explains the basic principles of an environmental tax reform. David is a senior adviser for science, policy, and emerging issues at the European Environment Agency.
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Video What are the challenges in persuading governments to adopt an eco-tax reform?
Prof. Mikael Skou Andersen, senior economist at the European Environment Agency, answers two questions: - what are the challenges in persuading governments to adopt an eco-tax reform? - will environmental taxes be an additional burden on the taxpayer? Prof. Mikael Skou Andersen is an environmental economist and policy analyst at the European Environment Agency.
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Video text/texmacs Germany's and Asia's recent developments in environmental taxation
Kai Schlegelmilch is an economist and vice-president of Green Budget Europe. He has advised governments in China, Vietnam and Thailand regarding the introduction of environmental taxation on behalf of the German International Cooperation. Formerly, he worked for the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment, Energy and the European Environment Agency in Copenhagen.
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Video The carbon tax experience in British Columbia
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Video Shifting taxes from labour to resource consumption - Gerben-Jan Gerbrandy
What is Environmental Fiscal Reform? And how could fairer taxes benefit the environment? We have asked few questions to Gerben-Jan Gerbrandy, Member of the European Parliament.
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