Chapter 1: This book’s approach to environmental taxation
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The field of environmental taxation is entering a stage of maturity as governments increasingly incorporate environmental tax instruments into their environmental portfolios and as a wide variety of stakeholders and scholars explore ways to address the ecological challenges that face their countries and the globe. This Handbook describes the state of the art of research on environmental taxation for a wide variety of readers, including researchers in academia and at think tanks, policymakers and analysts in government, representatives of the private sector, and people interested in the ways in which tax systems can affect behavior. This brief chapter describes the approach we have taken to the subject and an overview of the following chapters.

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