Mismatches in the Concept of Environmental Taxes
12 Pages Posted: 22 Nov 2015
Date Written: 2015
Environmental taxation has become as a key element of green economy and sustainable growth. The relevance of taxation in this field is based on the effectiveness of eco-taxes to control the environmental cost. Nevertheless, the use of environmental taxation is not free from criticisms due to the fact that a tax is addressed to fund public expenditures. In this paper, the author tackles the mismatches found in the concept of environmental taxes. With the purpose to turn into a Sustainable and Green European Economy, environmental taxes could promote the reduction of pollution or avoid the most dangerous activities for the environment.
Keywords: Environment Taxation, Economic Growth, Mismatches
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