Gollier, Christian and Rohner, Dominic (2023) Peace not Pollution: How Going Green Can Tackle Climate Change and Toxic Politics. CEPR press Paris ISBN 9781912179749

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There is growing awareness worldwide of the existential threat posed by climate change and the need for a green transition. Yet, specific ecological policy proposals are routinely rejected by large segments of the population. As argued in this 21-chapter strong eBook, while this may be partly due to freeriding or the utopic hope of saving the planet without sacrifices, a key role is also played by the fact that policy proposals are often badly communicated and ignore political economy incentives and adverse distributional effects. Yet, unintended distributional impacts of green taxes are by no means unavoidable, as a clever design can make any levy progressive. For example, a carbon tax with a targeted redistribution of the ‘carbon dividend’ is able to fight both climate change and inequality, without increasing the total tax burden.

Item Type: Book
Language: English
Date: June 2023
Place of Publication: Paris
Divisions: TSE-R (Toulouse)
Site: UT1
Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2023 14:08
Last Modified: 20 Jul 2023 14:08
OAI Identifier: oai:tse-fr.eu:128201
URI: https://publications.ut-capitole.fr/id/eprint/48087
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