Assessment of Country Reports and proposals for Country-Specific Recommendations in support of the European Semester Cycle

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Assessment of Country Reports and proposals for Country-Specific Recommendations in support of the European Semester Cycle
Communicating Green Own Resources: A New Narrative for the EU Budget
This new study for the Greens/EFA group explores sustainability-oriented ways to finance the EU budget, and addresses widespread communication barriers for green tax-based own resources.
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German inaction in phasing out fossil fuel subsidies causes consternation worldwide

German inaction in phasing out fossil fuel subsidies causes consternation worldwide

Environmental NGOs are getting furious and impatient with the clear lack of ambition that many countries have demonstrated in their current plans to phase out fossil fuels. Apart from the COP23 climate negotiations that ended amid a general sense of confusion on who should do what in the fight against global warming, there was deep consternation regarding Germany’s self-evaluation report on its fossil fuel subsidies published last week. Despite the […]

Environmental tax reform (ETR): some proposals and intentions in the Netherlands for 2018 and beyond

Environmental tax reform (ETR): some proposals and intentions in the Netherlands for 2018 and beyond

Hans Vos  (hansbvos@gmail.com) – Notable elements in the new Government Accord A more ambitious CO2 reduction target for 2030, minus 49%, has been set A minimum price will be set for CO2 emissions from the electricity sector The five remaining coal-fired power plants will be closed CO2 storage should have a significant role in achieving CO2 reduction An air traffic tax will be introduced in case of insufficient aviation climate […]

New GBE Director asks for sanctions against rogue climate nations

New GBE Director asks for sanctions against rogue climate nations

Rogue climate nations should face sanctions to eliminate competitive advantage, says new Green Budget Europe Director. “The international community should get serious about implementing the Paris agreement. We need to introduce new fiscal incentives and market-based instruments to make sure that we achieve in due course our goal to get rid of fossil fuels, which represent over 80 percent of our current energy consumption”, says Eero Yrjö-Koskinen, the newly appointed […]

 

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