Raising taxes during an economic downturn might seem counterintuitive but it could be the key to Covid-19 recovery. The secret lies in which taxes to raise: when it comes to impacts on the economy, jobs, and the environment, not all taxes are created equal.
News, indicators and facts of the work of the Green Fiscal Policy Network and our partners in Finland.
Pacific Islands called for a price on shipping pollution, tepid support from European nations
2020 was supposed to be the year the EU would launch its ambitious plan to tackle the climate crisis. But why does Europe sabotage its climate goals by subsidising the
14.11.2018 – As countries negotiate rules for offsetting airline emissions in Montreal, the EU should reserve its right to impose stronger regional policies. Replacing the EU ETS with Carbon Offsetting and
09.11.2018 – According to the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), an EU advisory body, the EU’s next multi-annual budget (2021-2027) should dedicate 40% of spending to the low-carbon economy and
25.10.2018 – The European Parliament voted in favor of new rules on road use charges in the EU to guarantee equal treatment of road users and to help Member States reach
23.10.2018 – Global asset manager Schroders launched its Climate Progress Dashboard in 2017 predicting the EU is on path for a temperature rise of 4°C.Despite the bright spark of strong carbon
9 November 2017 – In April 2017, prime ministers of the Nordic countries launched a joint initiative – Nordic Solutions to Global Challenges. Fossil fuel subsidy reform was presented as
This guidebook supports countries who intend to undertake self- or peer review of fossil fuel subsidies by clearly explaining the different elements of a review and providing case studies as
The 2013 OECD Inventory of Estimated Budgetary Support and Tax Expenditures for Fossil Fuels identifies and estimates direct budgetary transfers and tax expenditures relating to fossil fuel production and consumption.