​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Vermont Law School's Environmental Tax Policy Institute analyzes the ways in which taxation can be used to address environmental problems. By serving as a resource for the public and private sectors, non-governmental organizations, the press and academia, the Institute seeks to better inform the public policy debate about the role of environmental taxes at the local, state and federal levels.​​

Carbon Taxes​​​

The Environmental Tax Policy Institute is exploring issues relating to the use of carbon taxes at the state level.  The Environmental Tax Policy Institute’s Director, Professor Janet Milne​, presented a paper on “Carbon Tax Choices: A Tale of Four States” at the 17th Global Conference on Environmental Taxation in September 2016.   In Fall 2016 the Institute led a project that developed two briefing papers that can help inform state-level policymaking.  Carbon Pollution Taxes: A Short Vermont Primer by Professor Janet Milne provides an introduction to carbon taxes.   An Introductory Note on Carbon Taxation in Europe by Professor Mikael Skou Andersen at Aarhus University in Denmark offers perspectives on international experiences with carbon taxes.​

​Annual Global Conference​​

The 18th Global Conference on Environmental Taxation

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Innovation Addressing Climate Change Challenges: Local and Global Perspectives

When: September 27-29, 2017
Where: ​Tuscon, AZ, USA

Over the past 17 years, the Global Conferences on Environmental Taxation have b​ecome a useful and important meeting place for experts and scholars from all parts of the world ​who are interested in experiences and insights relating to environmental taxation and other market-based instruments.  The Environmental Tax Policy Institute frequently is a supporting partner of the annual conference and it hosted the 3rd Global Conference on Environmental Taxation in 2002.  The Institute's Director, Prof. Janet Milne, is a member of the steering committee for the conference series.

The 18th Global Conference (GCET 18) will be held in Tuscon, Arizona, USA, on September 27-29, 2017, hosted by the University of Arizona's James E. Rogers College of Law.  The theme of this year's conference is Innovation Addressing Climate Change Challenges: Local and Global Perspectives.  For information about GCET 18, click here.

If you would like to be added to the mailing list for the conference series, please send an email to Prof. Janet Milne, ​jmilne@vermontlaw.edu, with the caption “mailing list.”

For information on previous conferences, click here.

Handbook of Research on Environmental Tax​​​​​ation

Published in 2013, the Handbook provides an interdisciplinary, international tour of the key areas of research on environmental taxation. Edited by Janet E. Milne (the Director of the Environmental Tax Policy Institute) and Mikael Skou Andersen, the Handbook contains chapters written by 36 environmental tax specialists from 16 countries.
Click here for more information.

Critical Issues in Environmental Taxation

Volumes ​I through XVI

The Global Conferences on Environmental Taxation yield numerous papers on environmental taxation, written by environmental tax specialists around the world. Selected, peer-reviewed papers are published in the book series, Critical Issues in Environmental Taxation, now published by Edward Elgar. The Environmental Tax Policy Institute’s Director, Professor Janet Milne, is a co-editor of the series.

The most recent volumes, Volumes XVII and XVIII, were published in 2016.​​

Links to the each volume are provided below.

Market Instruments and the Protection of Natural Resources, Critical Issues in Environmental Taxation, Volume XVIII​ (Natalie Stoianoff et al., eds. 2016).

Green Fiscal Reform for a Sustainable Future: Reform, Innovation and Renewable Energy, Critical Issues in Environmental Taxation, Volume XVII ​(Natalie Stoianoff et al., eds. 2016).​

Environmental Pricing: Studies in Policy Choices and Interactions Critical Issues in Environmental Taxation, Volume XVI, ​(Larry Kreiser et al., eds. 2015).  ​​​​​

Carbon Pricing Design, Experiences and Issues, Critical Issues in Environmental Taxation, Volume XV​, (Larry Kreiser et al., eds. 2015)​​

Environmental Taxation and Green Fiscal Reform: Theory and Impact, Critical Issues in Environmental Taxation, Vol. XIV (Larry Kreiser et al., eds. 2014).

Market Based Instruments: National Experiences in Environmental Sustainability, Critical Issues in Environmental Taxation, Vol. XII​ (Larry Kreiser et al., eds. 2013).

Green Taxation and Environmental Sustainability, Critical Issues in Environmental Taxation, Vol. XII (Larry Kreiser et al., eds. 2012).

Carbon Pricing, Growth and the Environment, Critical Issues in Environmental Taxation, Vol. XI (Larry Kreiser et al., eds. 2012).

Environmental Taxation and Climate Change, Critical Issues in Environmental Taxation, Vol. X (Larry Kreiser et al., eds. 2011).

Environmental Taxation in China and Asia-Pacific, Critical Issues in Environmental Taxation, Vol. IX (Larry Kreiser et al., eds. 2011).​