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Environmental Taxation in the Pandemic Era

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Environmental Taxation in the Pandemic Era

Opportunities and Challenges

9781800888500 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Hope Ashiabor, formerly Macquarie University, Australia, Janet E. Milne, Professor of Law and Director of the Environmental Tax Policy Institute, Vermont Law School, US and Mikael Skou Andersen, Professor of Environmental Policy Analysis, Aarhus University, Denmark
Publication Date: August 2021 ISBN: 978 1 80088 850 0 Extent: c 256 pp
At a time when climate change and the Covid-19 pandemic pose a global existential threat, this timely and important book explores how policy responses to a pandemic create both opportunities and challenges for the increased use of environmental pricing instruments, such as carbon taxes, and tradable permit schemes, and targeted green fiscal incentives.

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At a time when climate change and the Covid-19 pandemic pose a global existential threat, this timely and important book explores how policy responses to a pandemic create both opportunities and challenges for the increased use of environmental pricing instruments, such as carbon taxes, and tradable permit schemes, and targeted green fiscal incentives.

The chapters provide an important foundation of knowledge and analysis about how a pandemic affects environmental tax policy. They identify lessons from policy makers’ responses to the management of the pandemic and implications for addressing the threat of climate change and other environmental challenges. They highlight the need for environmental pricing instruments in the mix of policy instruments even in the wake of a pandemic. They present theory and empirical analysis, and they feature a number of country-specific case studies, including the experience of developing countries.

This book takes readers into the important and unprecedented circumstances of our time where pandemic policy meets environmental policy for the short and long terms. It will be of great interest to researchers, students and scholars in environmental policy, tax and law, as well as the industry sector, policy makers and government officials.
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‘The 2020-21 pandemic crisis confirms the opportunity for integrating environmental taxation into the core structure of fiscal systems. Carbon taxes, resources taxes, removal of environmental harmful subsidies allow labour taxes to be abated substantially. Economic instruments might not be “the” solution, but they are certainly “part” of the solution if we wish to achieve the ambitious but necessary objectives of the UN SDGs, Paris Agreement, CBD on biodiversity and natural capital. We have here substantial contributions with robust analysis that can be used by all Governments and researchers.’
– Aldo Ravazzi Douvan, Italian Ministry of Ecological Transition, Past Chair OECD Committee on Tax & Environment, President Green Budget Europe and Professor of Environmental Global Governance, University of Roma Tor Vergata, Italy

‘The current Covid-19 pandemic has shown us that once again that science is our best ally to face disease. In this book a scientific position is used to highlight global warming which is another big problem that must be attended urgently. Let’s not wait until we are in the abyss to react as happened with Coronavirus, we can prevent it and do something before it is too late. Human survival depends on our actions and every second counts.’
– Daniel Irwin Yacolca Estares, National University of San Marcos, Peru
Contributors
Contributors include: C.T. Alvarado, E. Aydos, H. Bär, M. Bisogno, S. Black, F. Cannas, A. Comelli, D.G. De Paula, C. De Perthius, J. Dellatte, L.B. Fabri, M. Fermeglia, D.S. Garreta, A. Grau, T. Illiopoulos, M. Janda, A. Ladefoged, C.A. Leonetti, A. Majocchi, R. Mendell, R.C Oliari, I. Parry, S. Rudolph, M. Runkel, R. Salassa Boix, K. Schlegelmilch, M. Villar Ezcurra, S. Weishaar, S. Wolff

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