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TITLE Gauging the impact of ‘green’ tax reforms on competitiveness   cometr_en.pdf (3.45 MB)
Document ID LIB129
Document type EC RTD Programmes projects / results
Issue date 24/02/2005
Document reference COMETR
Original language of the document English
Document produced by EC-Research and Innovation DG organisation visiting card
Document requested by EC-Research and Innovation DG organisation visiting card
Scientific domains
Policy domains
  • Regional policy


Short description  COMETR promises to provide a comprehensive sectoral analysis of Europe’s environmental tax reforms. It will use modelling techniques and case studies to examine green tax reforms that have taken place in the EU and Candidate Countries. The project will:
· select five to eight industrial sub-sectors for comparison and study the impact of green tax reforms in Denmark, Finland, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, the UK, and one accession country
· study world market conditions for the chosen sectors
· compare short and long-term costs of environmental tax reform
· examine other relevant environmental and business issues
Abstract (focusing on the key recommendations)  With global warming now such a recognisable problem, many EU Member States have introduced environmental tax reforms as a way of reducing harmful emissions and energy usage. The idea is that industries faced with high green tax bills strive for more efficiency in their operations so as to minimise their negative impact on the environment. But how do these taxes affect industrial competitiveness? T ...

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