Environmental taxes, a key issue for I4CE

9 November 2018 - Blog post - By : Sébastien POSTIC, Phd

Environmental taxation is a hot topic in France right now, at a moment where increasing fuel prices have put the carbon tax and other green fiscal instruments under the spotlight. I4CE is contributing to the discussion on how to strengthen support for environmental taxes:

 

  • By quantifying the revenues generated by carbon pricing schemes in France and throughout the world;
  • By detailing the different options for spending carbon revenues.

While there is no one-size-fits-all solution for revenue use, it appears crucial (1) to be transparent on how carbon revenues are spent, (2) to set up accountability mechanisms for citizens, and (3) to open up discussion spaces on how carbon revenues are spent: these conditions are paramount to boost acceptability for environmental taxes.

 

Our publications and events on environmental taxation

 

 

 

 

 

  • Incoming report produced in collaboration with the World Bank and the Agence Française de Développement. This report will review the increasing number of questions about the use of carbon revenues, and will provide public decision makers with the means to evaluate and design ways of using revenues generated by carbon pricing schemes.
To learn more
  • 12/07/2016
    Landscape of climate finance in France, 2016 Edition

    The Landscape of climate finance is a comprehensive study of domestic financial flows in favor of climate and the broader energy transition in France. The study maps the flows supporting investments leading to greenhouse gas mitigation across the French economy. The principal objective of the study is to support public debate on the role and relevancy of […]

  • 01/14/2021 Blog post
    A public finance programming law for the climate

    In this op-ed published in a French economic newspaper, Benoit Leguet, director of I4CE, considers that the French Government must plan over the long term the necessary financing for climate change mitigation and adaptation, by instituting a public finance programming law for climate. France has set itself climate objectives, it must clarify what means it will devote to them.

  • 04/13/2016
    The Paris Agreement: a new international framework to facilitate the uptake of carbon pricing

    • Over the past few years, the implementation of domestic carbon pricing has been expanding at the national and sub-national level. • In contrast to the Kyoto Protocol, the Paris Agreement has adopted a hybrid approach calling on all Parties to determine their own contributions to mitigate climate change affording flexibility to countries in their […]

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