ID 111963
Submitting Entity OECD
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Title Environmental Taxation
Description Environmental challenges are increasing the pressure on governments to find ways to reduce environmental damage while minimising harm to economic growth. Governments have a range of tools at their disposal, including regulations, information programmes, innovation policies, environmental subsidies and environmental taxes. Taxes in particular are a key part of this toolkit. 
Environmental taxes have many important advantages, such as environmental effectiveness, economic efficiency, the ability to raise public revenue, and transparency. Also, environmental taxes have been successfully used to address a wide range of issues including waste disposal, water pollution and air emissions. Regardless of the policy area, the design of environmental taxes and political economy considerations in their implementation are crucial determinants of their overall success.
Web Link /doc/case-studies/inc/cs-inc-oecd-tax.pdf
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Incentive Measures Negative Incentives (taxes, levies,...)
Keywords Pollution taxes/levies