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.
The Handbook of Research on Environmental Taxation is now available in paperback.
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Annual Global Conference
The 16th Global Conference on Environmental Taxation
Green Fiscal Reform: Protecting our Natural Resources for a Sustainable Future
When: September 23-25, 2015
Where: Sydney, Australia
The theme chosen for the 16th Conference is designed to place greater focus on natural resource protection, a theme that has received less explicit attention in past conferences. It also emphasises an area of great concern to the host country, Australia.
GCET is the leading global forum for exchanges on the principles and practices of environmental taxation and other market-based instruments relevant for greening of the economy and a more sustainable development. Research presented at the previous fifteen conferences has helped provide a much stronger theoretical and empirical underpinning of the legal, economic and behavioural issues in this area. These conferences are not intended to advance any particular environmental agenda on an advocacy basis but rather to advance knowledge, understanding and debate.
In line with tradition, a selection of the best papers from a double-blind refereeing process will be published in the prestigious book series “Critical issues in environmental taxation” from Edward Elgar publishers.
The conference this year will be hosted by the Faculty of Law at the University of Technology, Sydney, and the Conference Chair is Professor Natalie Stoianoff. If you have questions, please send them to
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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.
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Critical Issues in Environmental Taxation
Volumes I through XIV
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 XIV, was published in 2014.
Links to the each volume are provided below.
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).