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Carbon Tax Guide : A Handbook for Policy Makers

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/21357
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Partnership for Market Readiness Technical Papers
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Partnership for Market Readiness
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2017-03-20T12:27:43Z
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2017-03-20T12:27:43Z
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2017-03
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Recent years have seen renewed and growing interest in carbon taxes that put a price on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. This resurgence in interest has come as over three-quarters of the world have developed Nationally Determined Contributions under the Paris Agreement and are looking for cost-effective ways to achieve these emission reduction goals. It has also developed alongside a gradual shift toward taxes on goods and services, with many jurisdictions seeking to use the tax system to achieve greater economic efficiency and to pursue a range of policy goals beyond raising revenue. Experience has shown carbon taxes to be versatile instruments that are capable of being adapted to a wide range of policy goals and national contexts. This Guide provides a practical tool to help policymakers determine whether a carbon tax is the right instrument to achieve their policy goals and to support them in designing and implementing a tax that is best suited to their specific needs, circumstances and objectives. The guide provides both conceptual analysis and important practical lessons learned from implementing carbon taxes around the world.
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/26300
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World Bank, Washington, DC
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CC BY 3.0 IGO
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World Bank
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo
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carbon pricing
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carbon tax
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greenhouse gas emissions
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emissions trading
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Carbon Tax Guide
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A Handbook for Policy Makers
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Handbook
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2017-03-20
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Publications & Research :: Working Paper
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Publications & Research
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Environment :: Carbon Policy and Trading
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Environment :: Climate Change Mitigation and Green House Gases
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Environment :: Environmental Economics & Policies
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Macroeconomics and Economic Growth :: Taxation & Subsidies
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Partnership for Market Readiness
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