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 Sweden.
Economists believe that a well-designed carbon tax is the most economically efficient policy to incentivize carbon reductions. A well-designed carbon price will encourage businesses and consumers to reduce carbon emissions. As of
Econometric assessment: has the Swedish carbon and energy taxation scheme been effective? Published in the Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, this paper employs an econometric approach to analyze the effectiveness
On 24 August in the Dagens Nyheter newspaper, two Swedbank economists, Anna Breman and Andreas Wallstrom, said in an op-ed that Sweden and the European Union should ease regulation and allow
Group of 20 (G20) governments have committed to ending government support to fossil fuels through a number of reform pledges. Some countries have made progress in shifting support away from fossil
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
10.11.2018 – The rate air travel in Sweden is growing has slowed this year, suggesting that the flight tax which came into effect this April may be having an effect.
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