Changes in transport use due to the Covid-19 pandemic and national recovery plans are an opportunity for governments and businesses in Latin America and the Caribbean to accelerate the transition to electric mobility, according to a recent report by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
Up to 70% of particulate emissions are attributable to the transport sector, with particularly high levels in developing countries. Transport is the fastest growing source of GHG emissions. These negative impacts are often not reflected in fiscal policy frameworks, resulting in market failures which can be addressed by green fiscal policy.
Malaysia is lagging behind its regional peers when it comes to AC charging stations and DC fast-charging stations and the lack of incentives is to blame. The country now aims to have 1,000 DC rapid charging stations in the next four years.
The European Commission recently proposed an EU-wide minimum tax rate for polluting aviation fuels such as kerosene to reduce CO2 emissions by 55% by 2030.
To meet climate targets and avoid economic collapse, countries such as Iraq need international support in the transition to clean energy
The Scottish Government has put forward a draft policy programme for aligning its economic recovery plans for Covid-19 with its long-term climate, nature and social targets, developed under an agreement with the Scottish Green Party Parliamentary Group.
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.
Few countries in the region have tied green components to their stimulus packages, which contain some environmentally harmful measures. Green recovery policies and strategies can help put a country on the path to economic recovery while bringing environmental and sustainability benefits.
As countries, cities and companies shift their strategies to longer-term recovery from short-term stabilization, there is significant work to be done to get the world on track for a resilient,
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