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EU, Switzerland To Link Emissions Trading Systems

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Monday, November 27, 2017

The EU and Switzerland have signed an agreement to link their emissions trading systems, following seven years of talks. Read Full Story


Singapore Drafts Carbon Tax Bill

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Monday, November 6, 2017

Singapore has launched a public consultation on its planned Carbon Pricing Bill, as the first step towards introducing a new carbon tax for large emitters of greenhouse gases. Read Full Story


OECD Calls For Braver Carbon Tax, Pricing Policies

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Speaking on November 1, the OECD's Secretary-General has called on countries to be more ambitious in executing policies to curb environmentally damaging emissions globally and look beyond "narrow national policy agendas." Read Full Story


Canada's Manitoba Announces Low Carbon Tax Policy

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

The Government of the Canadian province Manitoba has announced plans for a CAD25 (USD19) per tonne carbon tax, to be introduced in 2018. Read Full Story


EU MEPs Back New Direction For Taxing Aviation's Emissions

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Friday, October 20, 2017

Members of the European Parliament have preliminarily agreed to continue with the aviation industry's current treatment under the EU's emissions trading scheme to allow for the development of a new industry-specific carbon tax arrangement. Read Full Story


Latin American Policymakers Discuss Carbon Tax Policies

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Finance ministers and technical staff attended a two-day workshop in Bogata, Colombia, to discuss fiscal policy measures to tackle climate change. Read Full Story


Tax Cuts Announced In France's 2018 Budget

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Thursday, September 28, 2017

The French Government has confirmed in the 2018 Budget that taxes and compulsory levies will be reduced by around EUR10bn (USD11.8bn) next year. Read Full Story


Macron Calls For EU Corporate Tax 'Corridor'

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

French President Emmanuel Macron addressed a range of tax issues during a recent speech setting out his vision for a reformed European Union, including harmonized business taxes. Read Full Story


France Unveils Clean Energy Plan

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

French Environment and Energy Minister Nicolas Hulot has outlined plans to encourage households to conserve energy and to persuade car owners to switch to greener vehicles, including with new tax measures and government subsidies. Read Full Story


New British Columbia Gov't Hikes Carbon Tax

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

British Columbia's new NDP Government has announced that it will increase the carbon tax by CAD5 per tonne a year for four years, starting on April 1, 2018. Read Full Story



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