Why it makes sense to adopt new own resources for the EU budget

By |oktober 17th, 2019|carbon tax, EU budget, EU budget 2021-2027, MFF, News, own resources, plastic tax, Slovakia, Von der Leyen Commission|

The European Union is forgetting the revenue side of the EU budget to pursue its policies. The new own resources can provide a link to an EU policy, increase ownership, and shape behaviour of citizens, businesses and governments, write a group of Slova...

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Expert: German carbon budget not compatible with current targets

By |september 11th, 2019|carbon tax, climate protection, CO2, COP25, Emissions trading scheme, German climate protection law, Germany, News, Umweltschutz, UN climate summit|

In an interview with EURACTIV Germany, Julia Hertin, the managing director of SRU, the German government's advisory board on environmental matters, spoke about the country's plans to introduce a climate protection bill, a carbon border tax and a tradin...

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German coalition divided over carbon pricing

By |julij 10th, 2019|Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer (AKK), carbon price, carbon tax, german climate cabinet, German climate protection law, Germany, News, non-ETS, Olaf Scholz, Svenja Schulze|

Should Germany put a price on carbon emissions from transport, buildings or agriculture, which are currently not covered by the EU emissions trading scheme? The question is dividing members of the ruling coalition. EURACTIV Germany reports.

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Guessing game about Merkel’s future

By |april 30th, 2019|Angela Merkel, carbon tax, CDU/CSU, German government, Germany, News|

There is growing speculation surrounding the German Chancellor’s departure. In other news: The issue of carbon tax is also being hotly debated. EURACTIV’s media partner Der Tagesspiegel reports.

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European carbon tax idea returns to election debate in France

By |februar 21st, 2019|2019 European elections, carbon tax, News, Paris Agreement|

The French green think-tank La Fabrique Ecologique has published eight environmental proposals to contribute to the European election debate. EURACTIV France’s media partner the Journal de l’environnement reports.

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Carbon pricing and digital tax find traction in Davos 

By |januar 28th, 2019|Carbon pricing, carbon tax, Davos 2019, digital tax, fourth industrial revolution, inequality, Kristalina Georgieva, News, WEF|

Business leaders and decision makers agreed during last week's World Economic Forum in Davos that new taxes, including carbon pricing or a digital levy, would not only achieve a fairer economic model but would also help to fight climate change and deal...

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France reopens carbon tax debate that fuelled ‘yellow vest’ protests

By |januar 24th, 2019|Arnaud Leroy, carbon tax, Chantal Jouanno, energy transition conferences, François de Rugy, News|

The proceeds of the carbon tax, which triggered the 'yellow vest' movement in France, should be allocated to the energy transition if the French people are going to accept it. But the government seems reluctant to acknowledge this. EURACTIV France reports.

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Is populism bad for climate change?

By |december 11th, 2018|carbon tax, France, gilets jaunes, Just transition, News|

The violent response to the French carbon tax in Paris demonstrates good climate policy is dependent on a fair, just and managed transition writes Sanjeev Kumar. Far from stalling, climate change action is becoming a major issue in elections globally, ...

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French government prepared to back down on carbon tax

By |december 4th, 2018|carbon tax, climate action, COP24, gilets jaunes, News, yellow vests|

After the riots at the margins of the “yellow vests” movement, the carbon tax adopted under François Hollande is expected to be revised downwards. EURACTIV France reports.  

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CO2 emissions rising again after three years of decline

By |november 29th, 2018|carbon tax, climate action, COP24, INDCs, Katowice, NDCs, News|

It is increasingly unlikely that the global rise in temperature will be limited to 1.5°C. The current trajectory, if maintained, would lead to the planet warming by 3.2°C in 2100, according to a new UN report. EURACTIV France reports.

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