The 3rd World Bank Tax Conference will bring together leading researchers and policy makers to discuss recent research on new tax instruments, including carbon taxes and other environmental taxes, taxes on the digital economy, and novel sin taxes such as taxes on carbonated drinks.
Unlocking capital for sustainability is an annual premiere event organised by Eco-Business in partnership with UN Environment Programme (UNEP) that brings together high-level decision makers in finance, business, government and civic society to discuss and commit to actionable initiatives that mobilise the capital markets for sustainable development.
protect the EU’s domestic industry from carbon leakage, when goods that would normally be bought locally are instead imported from companies that don’t face the same emissions regulations. The United States and Japan have voiced concerns about the planned tax.
Emissions will rise again this year and next year, after a fall last year, and 2023 is now on track to see the highest levels of carbon dioxide output in human history, equalling or surpassing the record set in 2018, according to forecasts released by the International Energy Agency.
Senators introduced a plan on 19 July to tax iron, steel and other imports from countries without ambitious climate laws.
Every year, governments pay billions of dollars to their fishing industries to carry on fishing even though stocks are seriously depleted. The Geneva-based World Trade Organisation (WTO) is holding a ministerial conference on July 15 to seek an agreement on banning harmful fisheries subsidies, a main factor in overfishing.
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.
The Africa Islands Climate Commission which is chaired by Seychelles strongly supports the newly launched African Union Green Recovery Action Plan, said President Wavel Ramkalawan.
The African Union Commission launched a new five-year continental Green Recovery Action Plan 2021-2027. The launch was officiated by H.E Felix Tshisekedi, Chairperson of the
The G20 countries have provided more than $3.3tn (£2.4tn) in subsidies for fossil fuels since the Paris climate agreement was sealed in 2015, a report shows, despite many committing to tackle the crisis.