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Circular economy

Circular economy

08 Jun 2017

What is a circular economy and what can it do for you and for the planet? Find out from our video.

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Hans Bruyninckx — Climate change adaptation in cities

Our climate is changing. Home to three quarters of European citizens, cities will need to adapt to a changing climate. Many innovative solutions are already being put to use. Find out what climate change means for cities in Europe and what cities can do.

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Where next for Europe's environment?

How can Europe become truly 'sustainable'? Here EEA Executive Director Hans Bruyninckx calls for a Europe-wide transition to a truly sustainable system, beyond the incremental gains in efficiency which have worked in the past. Moreover, Europe needs to make this kind of fundamental transition in its relationship to the environment if it is to meet its own objectives by mid century, he argues.

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Shifting taxes from labour to resource consumption - Jacqueline McGlade

What is Environmental Fiscal Reform? And how could fairer taxes benefit the environment? We have asked few questions to EEA Executive Director Jacqueline McGlade

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The difficulties in implementing an eco-tax reform

Michael Jacobs is Visiting Professor at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics. He answers the question "In your opinion, what are the difficulties in implementing an eco-tax reform? "

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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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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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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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Green Economy

Green Economy

14 Sep 2011

Prof. Jacqueline McGlade's short video address about the green economy.

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