New report reveals advantages of carbon tax above other taxes

We at Ethical Markets support fully these policy proposals, Hazel Henderson, Editor   A groundbreaking report contributed to by Green Budget Europe will be published tomorrow, highlighting the advantages of carbon-energy tax and pricing measures in comparison to indirect and direct taxation for employment and GDP growth. The report shows that, Euro for …

IEA Executive Director says energy efficiency progress needed to achieve energy security and climate change goals

EU ministers want to spur low-carbon energy: draft Environment ministers meeting in Brussels on Friday are likely to urge the EU’s executive to look at practical ways to drive green investment, but to stop short of calling for intervention to prop up carbon permits that have lost much of their …

UNECE, EEA Launch Assessment of Assessments on Water and Green Economy

21_September 2011: The UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the European Environment Agency (EEA) have launched an Assessment of Assessments report recommending ways to align environmental information and policy making, with a focus on water and the green economy. The recommendations were issued to the ministers meeting at the seventh …

G20 Must Act for Jobs, Regulation and Financial Transactions Tax

INTERNATIONAL TRADE UNION CONFEDERATION Publication from ITUC OnLine 039/170211 G20 Must Act for Jobs, Regulation and Financial Transactions Tax Brussels 17 February 2011 (ITUC OnLine): The international trade union movement is calling on G20 Finance Ministers, meeting in Paris on 18 and 19 February, to take action to avoid a …