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Environmental Taxation In China And Asia-Pacific

Achieving Environmental Sustainability through Fiscal Policy
Critical Issues in Environmental Taxation series
Edited by Larry Kreiser, Professor Emeritus of Accounting, Cleveland State University, US, Julsuchada Sirisom, Lecturer of Accountancy, Mahasarakham University, Thailand, Hope Ashiabor, Associate Professor of Law, Macquarie University, Australia and Janet E. Milne, Professor of Law, Vermont Law School, US
Environmental Taxation in China and Asia-Pacific contains an integrated set of detailed chapters providing insights and analysis on how fiscal policy can be used to achieve environmental sustainability.

Highly topical chapters include energy tax policy in China, environmental fiscal reform, carbon tax policy in northeast Asia and environmental taxation strategies in China, Asia and Australia, as well as many other relevant topics.
Extent: 264 pp
Hardback Price: £70.00 Online: £63.00
Publication Date: 2011
ISBN: 978 0 85793 775 9
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  • Economics and Finance
  • Environmental Economics
  • Environment
  • Environmental Economics
  • Environmental Law
  • Law - Academic
  • Environmental Law
Environmental Taxation in China and Asia-Pacific contains an integrated set of detailed chapters providing insights and analysis on how fiscal policy can be used to achieve environmental sustainability.

Highly topical chapters include energy tax policy in China, environmental fiscal reform, carbon tax policy in northeast Asia and environmental taxation strategies in China, Asia and Australia, as well as many other relevant topics.

Written by distinguished environmental taxation scholars from around the world, the emphasis of this book is on finding solutions to environmental problems which merit serious consideration by policy makers as well as academics in environmental law and other academic disciplines.
‘Environmental Taxation in China and Asia-Pacific contains a rich collection of papers addressing issues of vital importance to policy formulation in a spectrum of environmental areas. While not everyone would agree to all that is said in each of the papers, the book will certainly trigger fruitful debates. It is also a great source of information on environmental policy developments in major economies that will need to play an increasing role in addressing major issues such as climate change mitigation.’
– Nils Axel Braathen, Principal Administrator OECD, Environment Directorate

‘Another outstanding volume on environmental taxation, this time with a focus on China and the Asia-Pacific. Legal, economic and policy contributions offer great insight in the present situation and future developments in this fascinating part of the world.’
– Kurt Deketelaere, LERU Office, Belgium
Contributors: H. Ashiabor, K. Bachus, B. Butcher, J. Cao, J. Cottrell, S. Gao, C. Ge, X. Liu, F. Long, Y. Lu, A. Mortimore, R. Nel, G. Nienaber, K. Ogisu, P. Pearce, Y. Ren, M. Saccasan, T. Shishime, S. Suk, G. Sun, S.L. Tan, D.J. Thampapillai, L.N.T. Trang, J. Wang, W. Wang, N.T.H. Yen
Contents:

Foreword
Rae Kwon Chung

Preface

PART I: ENVIRONMENTAL TAXATION STRATEGIES IN CHINA
1. Greening the Dragon: Energy Tax Policy in China
Walter Wang

2. Policy Design of Environmental Tax in China
Jinnan Wang, Chazhong Ge, Shuting Gao and Yajuan Ren

3. Lagging Behind or Catching Up? A Comparison of Chinese and European Environmentally Related Taxes
Kris Bachus and Jing Cao

4. Assessment of Fiscal Intervention Measures in China: Perspectives from Environmental Macroeconomics
Seck L. Tan and Dodo J. Thampapillai

5. Study on the Design of Wastewater Environmental Tax in China: From Wastewater Pollutant Discharge Fee to Environmental Tax
Chazhong Ge, Shuting Gao, Yajuan Ren, Guili Sun and Feng Long

PART II: ENVIRONMENTAL TAXATION STRATEGIES IN ASIA
6. Selling Climate Change Mitigation Measures: The Co-benefits of Environmental Fiscal Reform
Jacqueline Cottrell

7. Carbon Tax Policy Progress in North-east Asia
Xianbing Liu, Kazunori Ogisu, Sunhee Suk and Tomohiro Shishime

8. Approaching Environmental Fee to Plastic Bag Waste Management in Ho Chi Minh City Supermarkets
Le Nguyen Thuy Trang and Nguyen Thi Hai Yen

PART III: ENVIRONMENTAL TAXES TO REDUCE VEHICLE EMISSIONS IN ASIA-PACIFIC
9. Mandating Emission Targets Can Significantly Reduce Road Transport Emissions in Australia
Anna Mortimore

10. Enhancing Green Tax Measures Concerning Energy Use in Hong Kong
Yuzhu Lu

11. Prospects of South African Vehicle Emissions Tax Reducing CO2 Emissions
Rudie Nel and Gerhard Nienaber

12. Australian Tax Reform for Sustainable Transportation
Prafula Pearce

PART IV: ENVIRONMENTAL TAXATION IN AUSTRALIA
13. The Political Economy of Australia’s Proposed Resource Rent Taxation Regime
Hope Ashiabor and Moira Saccasan

14. Australia’s Proposals to Tax Coal Super Profits: A Cautionary Tale for the Environment
Bill Butcher

Index