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Critical Issues in Environmental Taxation: International and Comparative Perspectives Volume V

Edited by: Nathalie Chalifour, Janet E Milne, Hope Ashiabor, Kurt Deketelaere, Larry Kreiser

ISBN13: 9780199542185
Published: February 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print



Volume V in the Critical Issues in Environmental Taxation series is an interdisciplinary, selection of papers on economic instruments written by international experts from in the field. The Volume contains forty articles written by authors from sixteen countries and representing disciplines such as law, economics, accounting, taxation, environmental policy and political sciences. The articles were selected from papers presented at the Seventh Annual Global Conference on Environmental Taxation in October 2006 in Ottawa, Canada.

The book is clearly structured with the articles divided into Parts and organised by topic. Part 2 features articles on issues relating to the implementation of economic instruments, such as political acceptability, competitiveness, instrument choice and design, institutional issues and even psychological dimensions. Part 3 includes a range of national case studies on topics such as transportation, energy, natural resources and urban sustainability. Part 4 offers a number of papers offering comparative analysis and Part 5 closes with some papers on complementary instruments and alternative approaches.

The book and its sister volumes in the series are a unique and invaluable resource for anyone interested in the next generation of policy instruments for transitioning to sustainable economies.

Subjects:
Environmental Law, Taxation
Contents:
I: THE CONTEXT
1. Restructuring Taxes to Sustain our Twenty-First Century Civilization
II: MOVING FROM THEORY TO PRACTICE - IMPLEMENTATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL TAXES AND OTHER ECONOMIC INSTRUMENTS
POLITICAL ACCEPTABILITY
2. Some Quasi-behavioral Arguments for Environmental Taxation
3. Gradual Introduction of Coercive Instruments in Climate Policy
COMPETITIVENESS
4. Environmental Tax Reform in Europe: Energy Tax Rates and Competitiveness
INSTITUTIONAL ISSUES
5. Institutional Building and the Introduction of Economic Instruments in Australia - the Path Ahead
6. New Instruments on Old Turf: The Institutional Challenges of Environmental Taxation
DESIGN AND CHOICE OF INSTRUMENTS
7. Applying the Principles of Adaptive Policy Design to Environmental Taxes
8. Ecological Tax Reform and Emissions Trading - Can they Work Together in Practice? An Empirical Analysis for Germany
9. Coordinating Energy Taxes with the EU Emission Trading System
10. Fraying Over Paying: Who Will Bear the Costs of Greenhouse Policy?
11. The Political Economy of Taxes and Emissions Trading in Australia's Climate Change Policies
LEGAL LIMITS
12. Green Taxes versus Economic Freedoms: an ECJ Case Law Approach
PSYCHOLOGICAL DIMENSIONS
13. Reconsidering Crowding Out of Intrinsic Motivation from Financial Incentives: The Case of Conservation on Private Lands
III: NATIONAL CASE STUDIES
TRANSPORT
14. Assessment of Fiscal Measures on Atmospheric Pollution from Transport in Urban Areas
15. Motor Fuel Taxation and regional Development: Economic, Environmental, and Legal Aspects
16. Regulatory and Related Policy Drivers and Barriers to Sustainable Innovation: Energy Sources in Vehicles
17. Evaluation of Potential Changes in the Tax Treatment of Company Cars in Canada
18. The Energy Regulation in Italy: Enhancing Sustainability
19. New Zealand's Failed Attempt at a Carbon Tax - Fatally Flawed or Mismanaged?
NATURAL RESOURCES
20. The Need to Shift Canadian Tax Incentives to Reduce the Impact of the Mineral Industry on the Environment and Local Communities
21. Taxation and a Clean and Healthy Environment: A Case Study of the Mining of Titanium in Kenya
TOXICS AND WASTE
22. An Analysis of the Effectiveness and the Side-effects of the German Wastewater Fee Law
23. Extra Strength Sewer Surcharges in Ontario: Do they Really Reduce Contaminant Loadings?
24. Pesticide Reducing Instruments - An Interdisciplinary Analysis of Effectiveness and Optimality
SUBSIDIES
25. Analysis of Energy Related Subsidies in Austria
26. Subsidy Impact Assessments and Subsidy Monitoring - Opportunities to Advance the Reform of Environmentally Harmful Subsidies in Germany
MUNICIPAL LEVEL
27. Tax Reform as if Sustainability Mattered: A Policy Analysis to Demonstrate the Viability of Environmental Tax Shifting in Vancouver's Sustainability Precinct
28. Trading Greenbacks for Green Behavior: Oregon and the City of Portland's Environmental Incentives
GENERAL
29. The Tragic Paradox: Germany's Very Successful But Not Very Popular Green Budget Reform - Lessons from Seven Years of Courageous Turnaround (1999 to 2005)
30. Estonian Ecological Tax Reform Successfully Launched
31. Taxes and the Success of Non-Tax Market-Based Environmental Regulatory Regimes
32. Revenue Neutral Environmental Tax Reform - Case of the Czech Republic
33. The Limits to Self-Restraint and Eco-Efficiency, Proposed Application of Environmental Taxation in Japanese Environmental Policy
IV: COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS
34. Marketing Market-Based Environmental Policy Instruments: The Case of the UK Climate Change Levy and the German Ecotax Reform
35. Market-Based Policies for Renewable Energy Source Electricity: A Comparative Evaluation
36. Climate Change Post-Kyoto: A Tax Policy Perspective
37. Which Fiscal Instruments are effective in reducing Carbon Emissions from Road Transport? Australia's Greenhouse Measures and Tax Instruments Compared Internationally
V: COMPLIMENTARY INSTRUMENTS AND ALTERNATIVE APPLICATIONS
38. Designing Forest Carbon Markets for Efficiency, Ecology and Equity
39. Tax Strategies to Deal with an Environmental Disaster
40. Targeting Financiers: Can Voluntary Codes of Conduct for the Investment and Financing Sectors Achieve Environmental and Sustainability Objectives?