Philippine Parliament to approve bill imposing taxes on fuel

18 May 2017 - The House of Representatives in the Philippines will soon approve a bill imposing a tax on diesel, kerosene, cooking gas and bunker oil used for electricity generation. Moreover, the bill increases existing taxes on gasoline, aviation gas, waxes, greases...
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Why a carbon tax is needed and what it means for Singapore

12 May 2017 - Carbon taxes will be implemented in Singapore from 2019, levied on the largest direct emitters of greenhouse gases, such as power plants. When it comes to considering the appropriate size of the carbon tax, this article argues that a balance needs to be...
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Carbon Taxes and The Curious Case of Counterfactuals

17 May 2017 - Brendan Frank (Research Analyst, Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission) argues that the success of British Columbia's carbon tax cannot be measured in terms of absolute emission reductions, rather it should be measured by comparing actual emissions with the...
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Reforming fossil fuel subsidies in Southeast Asia

13 May 2017 - Han Phoumin (Energy Economist, ERIA Institute) argues that Southeast Asian countries should stop subsidizing fossil fuels. In Southeast Asia alone, fossil fuel subsidies amounted to US$51 billion (1.77 trillion baht) in 2012. While removing such...
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CAPE: A Peer-to-Peer Knowledge Exchange for Finance Ministers to Combat Climate Change

From instituting carbon taxes to strengthening social and economic resilience, finance ministers have access to a wide range of policy instruments with which to manage the effects of climate change. A new initiative, Climate Action Peer Exchange (CAPE), aims to...
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