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February 2018
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
The report Taxing Energy Use 2018: Companion to the Taxing Energy Use Database assesses the magnitude and coverage of taxes on energy use in 2015, across different countries and selected country groups, six sectors and five main fuel groups.
December 2012
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

The taxation of different sources and uses of energy (particularly those that give rise to emissions of greenhouse gases) will play a key role in governments’ efforts to mitigate the scale of global warming and climate change.

December 2018
Economic Dialogue on Green Growth (EDGG), UK aid

Bangladesh is a strong actor in the effort to reduce global carbon emission. This is appropriate as it faces a major adverse burden from global climate change. Although per capita carbon emission is low, total carbon emission in Bangladesh is growing.

14 February 2018
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Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
On 14 February 2018 (5:00 PM CET), the OECD is holding a webinar on "Taxing Energy Use - Reforming Energy Tax Systems to Achieve Environmental Goals".
June 2018
World Resources Institute (WRI)

Achieving U.S. Emissions Targets with a Carbon Tax provides insight on how incorporating emissions target mechanism into a strong national carbon tax can help ensure intended emission cuts are achieved.

October 2017
World Bank Group, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Georgetown University, GGKP Annual Conference

In this paper, the authors provide evidence on how the provision of social infrastructure such as reliable electricity can be leveraged to increase taxation in developing countries, particularly Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA).

November 2006
Sustainable Development (John Wiley and Sons)

Economic incentives such as environmental taxes can create attractive markets for environmentally sound products and process technologies.

July 2012
International Monetary Fund (IMF)

This paper recommends a system of upstream taxes on fossil fuels, combined with refunds for downstream emissions capture, to reduce carbon and local pollution emissions.

October 2014
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
This working paper reviews the use of tax preferences to achieve environmental policy objectives. The paper suggests that the comparative advantage of tax preferences is in providing support for positive externalities. When designing tax preferences, care must be taken to ensure that they do not encourage technological lock-in, provide perverse incentives for environmentally harmful activities, or reward producers or consumers for actions they would have taken anyway. Since tax preferences are a form of subsidy, they should be subject to the same degree of scrutiny and oversight as other forms of public expenditure.
19 July 2013
Research

The National Academies has conducted a review of the Internal Revenue Code to identify which provisions have the largest effects on carbon and other greenhouse gas emissions and to estimate the magnitude of those effects.

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