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 Norway.
Country plans to gradually raise CO2 tax for oil and gas producers to 2000Nkr per tonne in 2030 By Ole Ketil Helgesen Norway plans to hit oil and gas companies with
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
The Norwegian government has proposed a NOK 3.6bn crisis package to support green technology projects. Hydrogen, battery technology, offshore wind and low-emission shipping are among the areas that should benefit.
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
14 June 2017 – Norway, a country whose wealth is based on fossil fuels, has become the world leader in electric cars, with more than 35 percent of new cars
Much has been done over the years to improve fisheries management in OECD countries. Ongoing problems of over-fishing, overcapacity and the economic crisis intensify the need for reform. Although there
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.
This study by IEEP provides an overview of experiences with carbon and energy taxes in a number of OECD countries. Through this examination of international experiences, it aims to provide insights