All pages with keywords: carbon tax

What will Brexit mean for climate action in EU and UK?

What will Brexit mean for climate action in EU and UK?

in the news Josh Burke 31 January, 2020

Josh Burke discusses (in this article for EU Observer) what Brexit will mean for UK climate policy and considers options for carbon pricing if it withdraws from the EU ETS. read more »


Comment on flawed proposal to cut Air Passenger Duty

Press release 14 January, 2020

Commenting on reports today (Tuesday 14 January 2020) that the Government is to consider cuts to Air Passenger Duty, Professor Sam Fankhauser, Director of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate … read more »


What France’s experience of energy price rises tells us about the likely impact of pricing carbon on jobs and the environment

a commentary by Giovanni Marin, Francesco Vona 17 December, 2019

New research by Giovanni Marin and Francesco Vona finds that increases in energy prices substantially reduce energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions, and only modestly reduce employment and productivity. Meeting … read more »


The impact of energy prices on socioeconomic and environmental performance: Evidence from French manufacturing establishments, 1997–2015

a working paper by Giovanni Marin, Francesco Vona 17 December, 2019

In evaluating the responses of French manufacturing firms to large increases in energy prices, which the authors use as a proxy for stringent environmental policy, they find that costs in terms of job losses and competitiveness are smaller by an order of magnitude than the benefits in terms of reducing carbon dioxide emissions. read more »


Neglect of duty: Why cutting fuel duty is incompatible with a net-zero UK

Neglect of duty: Why cutting fuel duty is incompatible with a net-zero UK

a commentary by Josh Burke 3 September, 2019

Reports that the British Government will reveal plans to cut fuel duty in this week’s pre-Budget announcement are dismaying just four months after it committed to reaching net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, says Josh Burke, especially when there is consensus on how to cut emissions from the transport sector. read more »


Carbon taxes and stranded assets: Evidence from Washington state

Carbon taxes and stranded assets: Evidence from Washington state

a working paper by Stefano Carattini, Suphi Sen 6 August, 2019

The authors of this paper show that while a convergence towards relatively high carbon prices is more than welcome from a climate perspective, central banks and other agencies responsible for financial stability may need to play close attention to such development. read more »


Global lessons for the UK in carbon taxes

Global lessons for the UK in carbon taxes

a policy publication by Josh Burke, Rebecca Byrnes, Sam Fankhauser 2 August, 2019

This policy brief analyses global trends in carbon taxation and differences in tax design around the world to draw out lessons for the design of a possible new carbon tax for the UK, as the country plans how to meet its ambitious new net-zero emissions target and how it prices carbon after Brexit. read more »


The future of carbon pricing: Consultation response

The future of carbon pricing: Consultation response

a policy publication by Josh Burke, Baran Doda, Luca Taschini, Linus Mattauch 2 August, 2019

This written evidence was submitted on 12 July 2019 to the joint consultation into ‘The future of carbon pricing’, being carried out by the UK, Scottish and Welsh Governments, and the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs in Northern Ireland. read more »


Seizing the moment in South Africa: overcoming climate policy governance challenges

Climate policy has taken a particular hit during a 10-year period of political corruption and uncertainty in South Africa but now the country has a chance to get back on track, say the authors of this commentary. read more »


What does the October 2018 Budget mean for UK carbon pricing in a no-deal Brexit?

a commentary by Josh Burke 30 October, 2018

To tax or to trade – that is the question. Following the October Budget, and as Brexit looms, Josh Burke assesses the policy landscape around carbon pricing in the UK. read more »