The Green Market Transition

Carbon Taxes, Energy Subsidies and Smart Instrument Mixes

Critical Issues in Environmental Taxation series

Edited by Stefan E. Weishaar, Associate Professor of Law and Economics, Faculty of Law, University of Groningen, the Netherlands, Larry Kreiser, Professor Emeritus of Accounting, Cleveland State University, Janet E. Milne, Professor of Law and Director of the Environmental Tax Policy Institute, Vermont Law School, US, Hope Ashiabor, Associate Professor of Law, Macquarie Business School, Australia and Michael Mehling, Deputy Director of the Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, US

The Paris Agreement’s key objective is the strengthening of the global response to climate change by transitioning the world to an increasingly green economy. In this book, environmental tax and climate law experts examine carbon taxes energy subsidies, and support schemes for carbon and energy policies. Chapters reflect on the underlying policy dynamics and the constraints of various fiscal measures, and consider the harmonisation of smart instrument mixes.

‘Stefan Weishaar brought an excellent group of authors together in this book, reflecting on key developments for the green market transition! Happy to read so many refreshing contributions on carbon taxes, energy subsidies and smart instrument mixes.’
– Kurt Deketelaere, University of Leuven, Belgium

‘The adoption of the Paris Agreement on climate change has made it crystal clear that the attention of scholars and practitioners alike needs to shift to the functioning of policies in support of a low-carbon transition. Offering a timely and important contribution, Weishaar and colleagues have brought together a distinguished and diverse group of authors, who together generate a wealth of ideas for the design of policy instrument mixes in various parts of the world.’
– Harro van Asselt, University of Eastern Finland Law School

Contributions to this timely volume cover some of the most remarkable and important international developments of market-based instruments for environmental policy. Highlights include analytical insights on recent state-level policy proposals in the USA, on innovative methods of linking emissions trading schemes with environmental taxation and on South Africa’s carbon tax proposal spanning one third of Africa’s emissions.'
– Mikael Skou Andersen, Aarhus University, Denmark

‘This excellent volume is yet another contribution to the leading series Critical Issues in Environmental Taxation, which year on year allows experts and policy makers alike to keep abreast of the progress made in developing and implementing tax schemes for environmental protection. Focussing on the impact of the Paris agreement, chapters provide a thorough, data based analysis, of what is being done, how it is working, and what challenges remain. The editors and authors alike should be commended for the output.’
– Javier de Cendra, IE Law School, Spain

‘I am convinced that this book will not only help readers to obtain a better understanding of today’s most topical environmental tax issues, but will also spark their curiosity, raising new research questions in the field of environmental taxation.'
– Intertax

2017 304 pp Hardback 978 1 78811 116 4 £130.50 £100.00 $130.50 $145.00

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