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Call for Papers/Abstracts: Environmental Tax Challenges in the 21st Century: Urban Concentration and Increasing Transport
30th April 2018
CEU San Pablo University, Faculty of Law and the Institute for European Studies, in cooperation with the Institute for Fiscal Studies, invite the submission of papers and abstracts for the 19th Global Conference on Environmental Taxation (GCET19), to be held in Madrid, Spain, on 26-28 September 2018. The theme for the conference is Environmental Tax Challenges in the 21st Century: Urban Concentration and Increasing Transport.
Environmental policies are needed to address the interrelated environmental impacts of urban concentration and transport in the context of growing globalisation and address a wide array of issues including the production, transport and supply of energy and water; the water purification and recovery techniques and waste treatment; the selection of packaging materials and their design; the design of cities and construction techniques for buildings for different uses, rehabilitation techniques; different modes of urban transport; town planning; landscape protection; various means of land, sea and air transport, as well as port, airport and transport facilities in general; and education for a better internalisation of environmental needs and the development of capacities to adequately address these needs.
The GCET19 aims to address these issues from the perspective of environmental taxes in a broad sense, including not only environmental taxes as such but also the use of other market based instruments, public expenditure policies, and tax incentives and their role in steering activities towards medium and long-term sustainable practices and towards the improvement of the environmental policies. The GCET19 aims to address the issue vertically, taking into account local, regional, state and international, bilateral or multilateral policies and actions, but horizontal approach to the problems is also welcome.
Abstracts and papers should be submitted on how environmental taxation, broadly defined, can play a role in a wide range of topics within a broad range of topics (see link).