Edited by Marta Villar Ezcurra, Janet E. Milne, Hope Ashiabor and Mikael Skou Andersen
As populations become increasingly concentrated in urban centres and mega cities, while demands on transportation continue to grow, the question of how to mitigate the environmental footprint of these trends is ever more pressing. This comprehensive book demonstrates the potentially significant role of environmental taxation and other market-based instruments in meeting these challenges.
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- Environmental Fiscal Challenges for Cities and Transport
- Editorial review board
- Chapter 1: Environmental taxation in the digital world
- Chapter 2: Is the low level of tax on e-commerce contributing to an environmentally unfriendly increase in transport?
- Chapter 3: Tax incentives for green investments: limits to state cutbacks. A reflection on legitimate expectations and fair and equitable treatment of investors
- Chapter 4: Smart cities: can business improvement districts reduce the environmental footprint of urban areas?
- Chapter 5: The costs and benefits of extended producer responsibility: an evaluation of the Italian waste electrical and electronic equipment(WEEE) management system
- Chapter 6: Fiscal policy for decarbonization of energy in Europe, with a focus on urban transport: case study and proposal for Spain
- Chapter 7: A proposed green tax reform for Cyprus and its co-benefits for urban sustainability
- Chapter 8: The agricultural conundrum: encouraging climate-friendly agriculture through economic instruments in North America
- Chapter 9: External costs and environmental taxation: the role of transport sectors within the Italian economy
- Chapter 10: An environmental take on Australia’s traffic congestion ‘crisis’: using road pricing to achieve sustainable transport
- Chapter 11: Taxing vehicle use to overcome the problems of conventional transport taxes
- Chapter 12: Sharing cars: a legal and economic analysis of the taxation of B2C car-sharing models
- Chapter 13: Renewable energy, smart grids and hybrid vehicles: a Brazilian case study
- Chapter 14: Ex-post cost-benefit analysis of environmentally related tax policies: building on programme evaluation studies
- Chapter 15: Designing carbon taxes: economic and legal considerations
- Chapter 16: The use of effective carbon rates as an indicator for climate mitigation policy
- Chapter 17: The G20 peer review of fossil fuel subsidies
- Chapter 18: Increasing fiscal transparency in energy policies
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