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GCET21: Twenty-First Global Conference on Environmental Taxation

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Dear GCET friends,

It is a great honor and pleasure to invite you to the 21st Global Conference on Environmental Taxation.

Unlike prior years, GCET21 will be a virtual event. Given that COVID-19 has made it difficult this year for people to convene from around the globe, the conference scheduled for Calgary, Canada, has been postponed until September 2021. However, we are delighted to organize a virtual meeting instead. We hope you will take part!

The central theme of GCET21 is Environmental Taxation in an Era of COVID-19. Planning efforts and the Call for Abstracts have yielded a very interesting program with experts from six continents. Keynote sessions will explore COVID’s implications for environmental taxation policies and litigation that is challenging Canada’s carbon pricing framework. Sixteen panels in five parallel sessions will address a range of issues affecting the use of environmental taxation and other market-based instruments, probing past experiences, current circumstances, and policy options for the future.

Because GCET draws participants from around the world, the virtual sessions will be held in time zones selected to allow people from as many countries as possible to participate. We hope that participants will be willing to be flexible and accommodate sessions outside of normal business hours. For a limited period of time, video recordings of sessions will be available after the conference for participants who cannot conveniently attend a session.

The deadline for registration is September 16.  Registrations may reach a cap, so please register early. Details about an opportunity for a special fee waiver for eligible Canadians are also available on the registration page.

Conference delegates will receive a copy of the e-book, Economic Instruments for a Low-carbon Future (Edward Elgar 2020), which includes a selection of papers presented at GCET20. Delegates may also access Edward Elgar’s virtual bookshop created especially for GCET21. If you would like to be added to the mailing list for email notifications, please send an email to entitled "GCET list addition."

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us. We hope that you will accept this invitation!

Conference Chairs

Janet E. Milne
Professor of Law
Director, Environmental Tax Policy Institute
Vermont Law School, USA
  Mikael Skou Andersen
Department of Environmental Science
Aarhus University, Denmark
  Hope Ashiabor
Associate Professor
Department of Accounting and Corporate Governance
Macquarie University, Australia