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Ecological tax reform

Abstract

An environmental tax reform is seen by many as a possible solution to some crucial problems of modern society - pollution, excessive resource consumption and unemployment. Changes in the system of taxation are here seen as a long term process, one that must cheapen the costs of labour and make the costs of resource use more expensive - a process which can also create major changes in our society as to conceptions of quality, work, consumption etc. The conference presented proposals for an ecological tax and duty system that would contribute to: Changing technology so that it becomes more resource and energy effective. Changing the economic mechanisms so that resource consumption and pollution become more expensive while human resources become cheaper. Changing personal life styles and values so that material consumption becomes less decisive for our choices and priorities. An environmental tax reform is neither without problems nor painless. An economy and an industrial sector based on increasing consumption of energy and raw materials will, in the long run, lead to drawbacks that far outweigh those that are connected with an economic re-orientation whose driving force is another conception of nature. (EG)
Publication Date:
Dec 31, 1996
Product Type:
Conference
Report Number:
NEI-DK-2502; CONF-9506403-
Reference Number:
SCA: 290201; 290300; PA: DK-97:001057; EDB-97:026083; NTS-97:006181; SN: 97001727827
Resource Relation:
Conference: Conference on ecological tax reform, Copenhagen (Denmark), 22 Jun 1995; Other Information: PBD: 1996
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING AND POLICY; TAXES; DENMARK; ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY; GOVERNMENT POLICIES; CARBON DIOXIDE; SOCIO-ECONOMIC FACTORS; ENERGY CONSUMPTION
OSTI ID:
427513
Research Organizations:
Teknologikadel, Copenhagen (Denmark)
Country of Origin:
Denmark
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ON: DE97724945; ISBN 87-90221-08-7; TRN: DK9701057
Availability:
INIS; OSTI as DE97724945
Submitting Site:
DK
Size:
113 p.
Announcement Date:
Feb 19, 1997

Citation Formats

None. Ecological tax reform. Denmark: N. p., 1996. Web.
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place = {Denmark}
year = {1996}
month = {Dec}
}