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This book on Green Budget Reforms (GBR) provides comprehensive insight into how forerunner countries such as Denmark, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland, but also Hungary and Poland, have designed and taken first steps toward ...

Author: Kai Schlegelmilch

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642586378

Category: Business & Economics

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Budgets have a big influence on the economy and society. With many countries, about 50 percent of total expenditures and income pass through the budget via taxes, charges and expenditures. In recent years many countries, e. g. in the OECD and the EU, have tended to use this influence in an environmentally rational way. Tradi tional environmental policy has relied on command-and-control and cnd-olpipc technologies that have proven to be insufficient in coping with the challenge of glo bal change. Hence, many countries have started to investigate the environmental impacts of their budgets by looking at existing taxes and charges, as well as tax allowances and exemptions and other relevant regulations and expenditures -even to have a special impact on the environment. The implementation of those not meant such findings is now broadly discussed in these countries. This publication will contribute to the debate. It is a result of a wider project called Green Budget Reform -Prospects in Central and Eastern Europe. initiated by Vida Ogorelec Wagner, managing Director of Umanotera, The Sloven ian Founda tion for Sustainable Development, and then jointly developed. proposed to the EC and carried out in partnership with Kai Schlegelmich of the Wuppertal Institute in Germany. The project comprised an international seminar on Green Budget Reform in April 1997 at Lake Bled, Slovenia, and the Case Study of Sloveilla.
2012-12-06 By Kai Schlegelmilch

This book on Green Budget Reforms (GBR) provides comprehensive insight into how forerunner countries such as Denmark, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland, but also Hungary and Poland, have designed and taken first steps toward ...

Author: Kai Schlegelmilch

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 354064718X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 443

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This book on Green Budget Reforms (GBR) provides comprehensive insight into how forerunner countries such as Denmark, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland, but also Hungary and Poland, have designed and taken first steps toward GBR, with emphasis on Ecological Tax Reform (ETR). The book covers the proceedings of an international seminar held in Slovenia with contributions from economists of the European Commission, the OECD, finance ministries and researchers. It also includes the first comprehensive case study of Slovenia, demonstrating the unique opportunities for GBR in Central and Eastern European Countries in particular. The book is for policy makers, consultants, lecturers, and scientists who wish to make and measure progress in sustainable development. Readers can choose from a range of market-based instruments applied in various countries and adapt them according to the requirements of their countries.

The political implications are also discussed, and the text draws on common themes and lessons to be gained from the measures so far. The volume is divided into sections on energy, agriculture, air and water pollution, and waste management.

Author: Robert Gale

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134169702

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 380

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This volume explores 25 case studies of fiscal measures that have been adopted successfully by governments in North America and Europe to reduce environmental degradation. Each study lays out the implementation issues and problems faced, and compares the effectiveness of the measure against its expectations. The political implications are also discussed, and the text draws on common themes and lessons to be gained from the measures so far. The volume is divided into sections on energy, agriculture, air and water pollution, and waste management.
2014-04-08 By Robert Gale

Author: Tanja Markovič-Hribernik

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ISBN: OCLC:441289761

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Sectors covered include: energy, agriculture, air and water pollution and waste management. The case studies are accompanied by a clear overview of the subject. Invaluable for policy makers and officials, economists and business managers.

Author: Robert Gale

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1853832464

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

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It is becoming increasingly apparent that governments must reform and restructure their budgets, using economic incentives and instruments to ensure sustainable development and sound environmental management. Using 25 detailed case studies from around the world, Green Budget Reform highlights some of the most useful fiscal measures taken so far to reduce environmental impacts and promote sustainability. The case studies range from the UK's recent landfill tax to water charges in France and fuel conservation in Ontario, and cover the energy, automotive, agricultural and waste management sectors, air and water pollution, and environment and development policy initiatives. In each, the authors look at the implementation of the fiscal measure, its expected results, its actual impacts, its political implications, and its applicability to other countries. The case studies are accompanied by a comprehensive introduction which examines the key issues and themes and looks at further fiscal measures to ensure sustainable development for the future.
1995 By Robert Gale

Author: Alexander M. Gillies

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ISBN: UCSD:31822019115385

Category: Economic policy

Page: 52

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... concern the integration of economic instruments with other policy initiatives . Five specific cases are identified for further discussion : 1 ) Environmental concerns need to be integrated into development 22 Green Budget Reform.

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Publisher: Earthscan

ISBN: 1853832464

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This project adds insight into the potential contribution to fiscal consolidation from environmental tax and subsidy reforms, i.e. strengthening public budgets while at the same time improving economic efficiency and the environment.

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Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

ISBN: 9789289324793

Category: Business & Economics

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This project adds insight into the potential contribution to fiscal consolidation from environmental tax and subsidy reforms, i.e. strengthening public budgets while at the same time improving economic efficiency and the environment. The report contributes with own calculations for potential revenues from environmental taxes and discusses the financial crisis and environmental tax policy responses in Iceland, Estonia and Ireland as case studies. The analysis has been carried out during the period July 2012 – December 2012 by Vista Analysis AS, Norway, Reykjavik University, Iceland and PRAXIS Center for Policy Studies, Estonia. The project was commissioned by the Nordic Council of Ministers.
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This book reviews how far East Asian nations have implemented green fiscal reform, and show how they can advance carbon-energy tax reform to realize low-carbon development, with special reference to European policy and experience.

Author: Akihisa Mori

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134699810

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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This book reviews how far East Asian nations have implemented green fiscal reform, and show how they can advance carbon-energy tax reform to realize low-carbon development, with special reference to European policy and experience. East Asian nations are learning European experiences to adopt them in their political, economic and institutional contexts. However, implementation has been slow in practice, partly due to low acceptability that comes from the same concerns as in Europe, and partly due to weak institutional arrangements for the reform. The slow progress in the revenue side turns our eyes on expenditure side: how East Asian nations have increased environmental-related expenditures, and how far they have greened sectorial expenditures. This "lifecycle" assessment of the fiscal reform, coupled with the assessment of the institutional arrangement constitutes the features of this book. The book helps to provide overall picture of green fiscal reform and carbon-energy tax reform in the East Asian region. The region has a variety of countries, from lowest income to high-income nations. Nations have different interests in substance and barriers for reform. This book covers recent development of environmental fiscal reform and carbon-energy taxation in wider nations in the region, including South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia and Japan. In addition, the book's holistic view helps to understand why a specific nation has interest and concern on some aspects of the reforms.
2013-10-30 By Akihisa Mori

Supporting boxes, figures, and tables detail regulations, the impact of subsidies, and other factors of green-motivated budgets. Based on a 1998 workshop. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Author: J. Peter Clinch

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: STANFORD:36105025803037

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 340

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In this fifth and final book ensuing from the European-funded research network of the Concerted Action on Market Based Instruments, Clinch (U. College, Dublin, Ireland) and the contributors of 17 papers treat the root causes of environmental degradation as government and market failure. Proposed corrections include reform of environmentally damaging subsidies, taxes and charges, subsidies for environmental purposes, European Union agri-environmental policy on economic transfers, and "green" public purchasing and administration. Supporting boxes, figures, and tables detail regulations, the impact of subsidies, and other factors of green-motivated budgets. Based on a 1998 workshop. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
2002 By J. Peter Clinch