Stakeholder Conference – Environmental Tax Reform

Comhar Sustainable Development Council, in collaboration with the
European Environment Agency, UCD Earth Sciences Institute, Smart Taxes
and Feasta organised a Stakeholder Conference on
Environmental Tax Reform on Friday 29th October 2010.

Venue: Clarion Hotel, IFSC, Dublin 1

The day was opened by John Gormley, TD, Irish Minister for Environment,
Heritage and Local Government, and also included Jacqui McGlade,
Director of EEA, on perspectives for greening our economy with
environmental tax reform, Paul Ekins (UCL) on the potential role of
ETR in financial crisis, Thomas Conefrey and Sean Lyons (ESRI)
re-visiting the impacts of the carbon tax in Ireland, Jean Philippe
Barde (former OECD) on environmentally harmful subsidies, Constantin
Gurdiev on the potential for land value taxation in an Irish context,
and Sandra Naumann on using market incentives to preserve
biodiversity.