How green are my taxes? The use of taxation in forwarding sustainable policy goals
Taxes are highly flexible policy tools. They redistribute national income, they incentivize behavior, and correct market imbalances. All these functions can be used in forwarding a sustainable policy agenda.
About the event
In this half-day conference, we will ask how tax policy can be used to channel investment into sustainable technologies, how taxation can be used to capture and discourage harmful external costs, and how the use of taxes can encourage all of us to accept our responsibility in sustainable development. We will further consider the appetite of electorates for green taxes, the use of revenues sourced from green taxes, and non-tax market regulation.
Insurers are highly aware of the costs and risks involved in climate change and environmental damage. The use of ecological criteria in our underwriting and investment is already well established. Join us to discuss the role of taxes in the policy mix of guiding us towards a sustainable future.
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