The Global Refunding System and Climate Change
CER-ETH Working Paper No. 07/62
13 Pages Posted: 6 Jan 2007
Date Written: January 2007
We propose a global refunding scheme as a new international approach to addressing climate change. A global refunding system allows each country to set its carbon emission tax, while aggregate tax revenues are partially refunded to member countries in proportion to the relative emissions reduction they achieve within a period. Nationally determined environmental policies and global refunding create increasing incentives to reduce emissions and may achieve efficiency and equity objectives of global climate policy.
Keywords: Global Refunding, climate change, international approach, carbon emissions reduction
JEL Classification: D7, F5, H2, Q5
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