Stakeholder Conference – Environmental Tax Reform

Oct 29, 2010 Comments Off on Stakeholder Conference – Environmental Tax Reform by

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.

Events with Feasta member participation

About the author

Caroline Whyte has been involved with Feasta since 2002. She studied ecological economics at Mälardalen University in Sweden, writing a masters thesis on the relationship between central banking and sustainability. She contributed to Feasta's books Fleeing Vesuvius and Sharing for Survival. Along with four other Feasta climate group members she helped to launch the CapGlobalCarbon initative at the COP-21 summit in Paris in December 2015. In February 2017 she participated in the World Basic Income conference in Manchester, discussing the potential for climate action to contribute to reducing poverty and inequality worldwide. She lives in central France, from where she edits the Feasta website.

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