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Environmental Tax Reform (ETR): A Policy for Green Growth

Paul Ekins and Stefan Speck


This book explores the economic and environmental implications of environmental tax reform (ETR), also known as green fiscal reform, which entails a reduction in taxes on labour and profits, and a corresponding increase in taxes on pollution and the use of natural resources. The book investigates the hypothesis that such a tax shift can increase resource productivity and reduce pollution, and increase employment and innovation in environmental technologies, with potentially positive effects on output and human welfare. The detailed modelling and other analysis reported in the book suggest that ... More

Keywords: environmental tax reform, green fiscal reform, green growth, scenarios, modelling

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199584505
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584505.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paul Ekins, editor
Professor of Energy and Environment Policy, UCL Energy Institute, University College London
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Stefan Speck, editor
Project Manager, European Environment Agency, Copenhagen

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Part I The Need and Rationale for Environmental Tax Reform

2 European Resource Use and Resource Productivity in a Global Context

Stefan Giljum, Christian Lutz, Ariane Jungnitz, Martin Bruckner, and Friedrich Hinterberger

Part II Experiences in Environmental Tax Reform

Chapter 6 Introducing Environmental Tax Reform: The Case of the Czech Republic

Petr Šauer, Ondřej Vojáček, Jaroslav Klusák, and Jarmila Zimmermannová

Part III A European ETR for Growth and Sustainability

Chapter 8 Models for Projecting the Impacts of ETR

Terry Barker, Christian Lutz, Bernd Meyer, and Hector Pollitt

Chapter 9 Modelling an ETR for Europe

Terry Barker, Christian Lutz, Bernd Meyer, Hector Pollitt, and Stefan Speck

Chapter 10 Implications of ETR in Europe for Household Distribution

Daniel Blobel, Holger Gerdes, Hector Pollitt, Jennifer Barton, Thomas Drosdowski, Christian Lutz, Marc Ingo Wolter, and Paul Ekins

Chapter 11 Global Economic and Environmental Impacts of an ETR in Europe

Stefan Giljum, Christian Lutz, and Christine Polzin

Chapter 12 ETR and the Environmental Industry

Martin Jänicke and Roland Zieschank

Part IV Conclusions

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