​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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.​

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​​​​The Handbook of Research on Environmental Taxation is now available in paperback. Click for details!

Annual Global Conference​


The 17th Global Conference on Environmental Taxation

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Smart Instrument Mixes in a Green Economy

When: September 22-23, 2016
Where: Groningen, The Netherlands

Over the past 16 years, the Global Conference on Environmental​​ Taxation has become 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. 

The 17th Global Conference on Environmental Taxation (GCET 17) will explore a wide range of instrument mixes and topics extending from charges, fees, taxes, subsidies, tax expenditures, emissions trading, linking of emission trading systems, green fiscal reforms and budget constraints, and voluntary approaches from economic, legal and policy perspectives. According to the tradition of the GCET conferences, contributions by academic scholars are encouraged as well as contributions from experts representing national and international administrations and organizations. A selection of the best contributions will be published by Edward Elgar in a peer-reviewed, edited volume of “Critical issues in Environmental Taxation.”

The conference this year will be hosted by Groningen University, and the Conference Chair is Professor Stefan Weishaar.​ For more information on GCET 17, 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 Taxation

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 volume, Volume​ XVI, was published in 2015.​​

Links to the each volume are provided below.

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).​