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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.
I: THE CONTEXT; 1. Restructuring Taxes to Sustain our Twenty-First Century Civilization; II: MOVING FROM THEORY TO PRACTICE - IMPLEMENTATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL TAXES AND OTHER ECONOMIC INSTRUMENTS; POLITICAL ACCEPTABILITY; 2. Some Quasi-behavioral Arguments for Environmental Taxation; 3. Gradual Introduction of Coercive Instruments in Climate Policy; COMPETITIVENESS; 4. Environmental Tax Reform in Europe: Energy Tax Rates and Competitiveness; INSTITUTIONAL ISSUES; 5. Institutional Building and the Introduction of Economic Instruments in Australia - the Path Ahead; 6. New Instruments on Old Turf: The Institutional Challenges of Environmental Taxation; DESIGN AND CHOICE OF INSTRUMENTS; 7. Applying the Principles of Adaptive Policy Design to Environmental Taxes; 8. Ecological Tax Reform and Emissions Trading - Can they Work Together in Practice? An Empirical Analysis for Germany; 9. Coordinating Energy Taxes with the EU Emission Trading System; 10. Fraying Over Paying: Who Will Bear the Costs of Greenhouse Policy?; 11. The Political Economy of Taxes and Emissions Trading in Australia's Climate Change Policies; LEGAL LIMITS; 12. Green Taxes versus Economic Freedoms: an ECJ Case Law Approach; PSYCHOLOGICAL DIMENSIONS; 13. Reconsidering Crowding Out of Intrinsic Motivation from Financial Incentives: The Case of Conservation on Private Lands; III: NATIONAL CASE STUDIES; TRANSPORT; 14. Assessment of Fiscal Measures on Atmospheric Pollution from Transport in Urban Areas; 15. Motor Fuel Taxation and regional Development: Economic, Environmental, and Legal Aspects; 16. Regulatory and Related Policy Drivers and Barriers to Sustainable Innovation: Energy Sources in Vehicles; 17. Evaluation of Potential Changes in the Tax Treatment of Company Cars in Canada; 18. The Energy Regulation in Italy: Enhancing Sustainability; 19. New Zealand's Failed Attempt at a Carbon Tax - Fatally Flawed or Mismanaged?; NATURAL RESOURCES; 20. The Need to Shift Canadian Tax Incentives to Reduce the Impact of the Mineral Industry on the Environment and Local Communities; 21. Taxation and a Clean and Healthy Environment: A Case Study of the Mining of Titanium in Kenya; TOXICS AND WASTE; 22. An Analysis of the Effectiveness and the Side-effects of the German Wastewater Fee Law; 23. Extra Strength Sewer Surcharges in Ontario: Do they Really Reduce Contaminant Loadings?; 24. Pesticide Reducing Instruments - An Interdisciplinary Analysis of Effectiveness and Optimality; SUBSIDIES; 25. Analysis of Energy Related Subsidies in Austria; 26. Subsidy Impact Assessments and Subsidy Monitoring - Opportunities to Advance the Reform of Environmentally Harmful Subsidies in Germany; MUNICIPAL LEVEL; 27. Tax Reform as if Sustainability Mattered: A Policy Analysis to Demonstrate the Viability of Environmental Tax Shifting in Vancouver's Sustainability Precinct; 28. Trading Greenbacks for Green Behavior: Oregon and the City of Portland's Environmental Incentives; GENERAL; 29. The Tragic Paradox: Germany's Very Successful But Not Very Popular Green Budget Reform - Lessons from Seven Years of Courageous Turnaround (1999 to 2005); 30. Estonian Ecological Tax Reform Successfully Launched; 31. Taxes and the Success of Non-Tax Market-Based Environmental Regulatory Regimes; 32. Revenue Neutral Environmental Tax Reform - Case of the Czech Republic; 33. The Limits to Self-Restraint and Eco-Efficiency, Proposed Application of Environmental Taxation in Japanese Environmental Policy; IV: COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS; 34. Marketing Market-Based Environmental Policy Instruments: The Case of the UK Climate Change Levy and the German Ecotax Reform; 35. Market-Based Policies for Renewable Energy Source Electricity: A Comparative Evaluation; 36. Climate Change Post-Kyoto: A Tax Policy Perspective; 37. Which Fiscal Instruments are effective in reducing Carbon Emissions from Road Transport? Australia's Greenhouse Measures and Tax Instruments Compared Internationally; V: COMPLIMENTARY INSTRUMENTS AND ALTERNATIVE APPLICATIONS; 38. Designing Forest Carbon Markets for Efficiency, Ecology and Equity; 39. Tax Strategies to Deal with an Environmental Disaster; 40. Targeting Financiers: Can Voluntary Codes of Conduct for the Investment and Financing Sectors Achieve Environmental and Sustainability Objectives?