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Singaporean Emitters Seek Progressive Carbon Tax Regime

Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Friday, February 2, 2018

Singapore is engaging businesses on tweaking the design of its new carbon tax, which is proposed to be in place by 2019. Read Full Story


'Next Phase' Of Albertan Carbon Pricing Enters Into Effect

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Alberta's carbon levy has increased from CAD20 per tonne of CO2 emissions to CAD30 (USD24), effective January 1, 2018. Read Full Story


Canadian Taxpayer Group Notes 2018 Tax Policy Changes

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Monday, January 1, 2018

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation has published its annual report on the tax changes to be introduced during 2018. Read Full Story


Canada Urged To Be Bolder On Environmental Tax Policies

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

The OECD has urged Canadian policymakers to bring forward action on climate change to achieve the country's 2030 emission goals. Read Full Story


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



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