New Zealand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade on phasing out fossil fuel subsidies

New Zealand's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade launched a video on the "cheapest thing the world could do to reduce climate-change emissions"--phasing out fossil fuel subsidies. David Parket, Minister for Trade and Export Growth and Vangelis Vitalis, the Deputy...

Chile’s Protests Offer Lessons on Social Inequality and Climate Action

27 November 2019: The simple fact that the popular uprising in Chile was triggered by a fare increase for probably one of the "greenest" metros in the world shines the spotlight on linkages between climate change and equity. In a recent WRI article, Mathilde Bouye...

How Climate Action Is Good for the United States Economy: Success of carbon pricing and importance of wind energy taxes

25 November 2019: A new article by the World Resources Institute outlines 12 reasons why climate action is positive for the U.S. economy on the whole. In terms of fiscal improvements, the article lists benefits of carbon pricing and taxes paid by wind farms. Carbon...

Eliminating traffic in Canada’s biggest cities by putting a price on it

21 November 2019: A new blog by the Canadian Ecofiscal Commission explores options for reducing traffic congestion. It concludes that the best policy mechanism would be adopting a polluter-pay principle for drivers: pricing the usage of roads, highways, and bridges...

A bill in Congress on revenue-neutral carbon tax could slash American greenhouse-gas emissions

13 November 2019: A proposed bill called the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act (EICDA), could see the U.S. government charge companies for every ton of greenhouse gas they emit and transferring the revenues back to Americans in the form of a tax cut or check....

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IMF Podcast: How Green Fiscal Policies Can Help Save the Planet

Dr. Andrew Steer from the World Resources Institute discusses fiscal policies as a way of implementing climate change strategies

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