Biodiversity and Climate

Hardback

Biodiversity and Climate

Tackling Global Footprints

9781035340514 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Édouard Civel, Researcher, Square Research Center and Climate Economics Chair, Christian de Perthuis, Professor, Université Paris Dauphine-PSL, France, Janet E. Milne, Professor of Law and Director of the Environmental Tax Policy Institute, Vermont Law School, US, Mikael Skou Andersen, Professor of Environmental Policy Analysis, Aarhus University, Denmark and Hope Ashiabor, Dr., University of New South Wales Business School, Australia
Publication Date: August 2024 ISBN: 978 1 03534 051 4 Extent: 258 pp
Integrating insights from economics, law and political science, Biodiversity and Climate: Tackling Global Footprints explores the vital connection between environmental preservation and taxation policies within the multifaceted context of climate change. The book fosters a deeper understanding of how taxation can be used to address critical environmental issues, namely ecological destruction and climate change.

Copyright & permissions

Recommend to librarian

Your Details

Privacy Policy

Librarian Details

Download leaflet

Print page

More Information
Critical Acclaim
Contents
More Information
Integrating insights from economics, law and political science, Biodiversity and Climate: Tackling Global Footprints explores the vital connection between environmental preservation and taxation policies within the multifaceted context of climate change. The book fosters a deeper understanding of how taxation can be used to address critical environmental issues, namely ecological destruction and climate change.

Global in scope, this topical book offers a holistic view of environmental challenges and examines international taxation strategies used to address them. Chapters discuss the priorities and techniques of biodiversity protection, analyses of emissions reduction in agriculture and forestry, as well as local, national and maritime climate challenges and the tools available to alleviate them. Bringing together leading experts from multiple disciplines, the book also explores the social acceptance of environmental taxation illustrated via case studies spanning across Europe and Australia.

Timely and practical, this book is a vital reference point for students and scholars of environmental law, economics and sustainable development. Its experts’ strategic insights and recommendations will also appeal to fiscal policymakers, as well as environmental scientists, economists and advocates.
Critical Acclaim
‘Apart from climate change, biodiversity objectives are also increasingly coming into focus in the global debate. Both topics are covered in this new publication which gives readers new and interesting insights from different angles on these urgent issues.’
– Susanne Åkerfeldt, Senior Adviser at the Swedish Ministry of Finance and Co-coordinator of the UN Subcommittee on Environmental Tax Issues, Sweden
Contents
Contents
Editorial review board xi
Foreword xii
Frank J. Convery
PART I PROTECTING BIODIVERSITY: PRIORITIES
AND TECHNIQUES
1 Biodiversity is the new climate 2
Aude Pommeret
2 Promoting tax systems that align governments and private
actors with biodiversity objectives 18
Gabrielle Aubert
3 How should protected areas be taxed? A comparative
analysis of tax regimes for natural protected areas in Europe 41
Louise Dupuis and Guillaume Sainteny
PART II AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY AND SOILS:
EMISSIONS SOURCES AND SINKS
4 Reducing climate emissions from farms: New Zealand’s
proposed farm levy and California policies compared 58
Roberta Mann and Walter Wang
5 Carbon sequestration in Austrian soils: environmental
significance and economic effects of selected measures 74
Ina Meyer, Franz Sinabell, Gerhard Streicher, Andreas
Bohner and Heide Spiegel
6 The Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism in the
agricultural sector: what prospects? 88
Lorenzo del Federico and Silvia Giorgi
PART III CLIMATE CHANGE CHALLENGES: LOCAL,
NATIONAL AND MARITIME
7 Challenges of urban areas for land use, CO2 emissions and
climate resilience: the role and environmental reform of
local taxes and charges 100
Pedro M. Herrera Molina, Álvaro del Blanco García,
Belén García Carretero, Andrés García Martínez and
Rafael Sanz Gómez
8 Energy, greenhouse gas emissions and climate policies:
Austria and Poland compared 117
Daniela Kletzan-Slamanig and Claudia Kettner
9 Urban solutions for tackling climate change with
transport, environmental and economic tools: outline from
Czechia and France 131
Radom’ra Jordov‡ and Hana Brůhov‡ Foltýnov‡
10 European tax strategies for shipping emissions reduction
to protect human health and biodiversity 149
Rodolfo Salassa Boix
PART IV SOCIAL ACCEPTANCE OF
ENVIRONMENTAL TAXATION: CASE STUDIES
11 Households’ vulnerability to carbon pricing: a case study
for Austria 167
Julia Bock-Schappelwein and Claudia Kettner
12 Reforming the EU ETS: towards a more sustainable
revenue recycling 181
Sven Rudolph, Joseph Dellatte, Elena Aydos, Takeshi Kawakatsu
13 Water taxation – from theory to practice: a case study of
the Environmental Contribution Levy in Victoria, Australia 199
Elliot Legendre
14 Analysis of the distributional impact of measures to
contain the 2022 energy crisis in Spain 216
Mikel González-Eguino, Xaquín García-Muros, María
Moyano, Eva Alonso-Epelde, María Victoria Román,
Manuel Tomás
My Cart