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.
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