Resource Productivity, Environmental Tax Reform and Sustainable Growth in Europe
The objectives of the conference were:
- To present and discuss the results of the PETRE project in a way that is simultaneously of interest to academics, policy makers and representatives of interested organisations (such as businesses, environmental NGOs, policy think tanks etc.)
- Thereby to stimulate wider awareness of environmental tax reform (ETR) as a key policy approach for stimulating resources efficiency, reducing carbon emissions and improving economic competitiveness.
The main questions which the conference addressed, and which the PETRE research has sought to answer, are:
- What is the experience of ETR in Europe?
- What opportunities are presented by ETR in Europe?
- What might a large-scale ETR in Europe look like and what would be its implications for the rest of the world?
- What are the obstacles to ETR in Europe?
- What might be a way forward for ETR in Europe?
Date: 15-16 July 2009
Place: King’s College, London
For more information please contact
Professor Paul Ekins
Professor of Energy and Environment Policy
UCL Energy Institute, University College London
Central House, 14 Upper Woburn Place
Euston, London WC1H 0HY
Email: [email protected]