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Title:The role of fiscal instruments in environmental policy PDF Logo
Authors:Kosonen, Katri
Nicodème, Gaëtan J.A.
Issue Date:2009
Series/Report no.:CESifo working paper 2719
Abstract:Environmental protection is one of Europe's key values. The EU has set clear policy objectives to achieve its environmental goals. The EU has favoured market-based instruments, among which fiscal instruments to tackle the climate change problem. This paper takes a policy-making perspective and provides an overview of key issues on the role of fiscal instruments in energy and environmental policies. It describes fiscal instruments as cost-effective means to promote environmental goals and highlights in which cases taxes and other types of fiscal instruments can usefully complement each other to achieve environmental target.
Subjects:taxation
environmental policy
VAT
fiscal incentives
JEL:H23
Q38
Q48
Q58
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:CESifo Working Papers, CESifo Group Munich

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