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|This book brings together the observations made at the 2019 GREIT conference in Lund, Sweden. The conference focused on the question: How can tax systems contribute to sustainable development? Leading international and European tax law researchers, public finance experts and business administration experts tackled this question against the backdrop of the UN 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development. The aim was to determine how the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) might impact tax policy design at the national and EU levels.|
This raises a host of thought-provoking questions: Should tax systems help achieve the SDGs by taking a more proactive Pigouvian role? Are progressive taxes and redistribution needed to eradicate poverty, reduce inequalities and increase social inclusion? Are tax incentives a good idea for promoting sustainable production and reducing waste and pollution? How about introducing a CO2 tax? These and other questions are thoughtfully analysed in this valuable reference resource.
Unique insights into the impact of taxes on sustainable development
Compilation of observations made at the GREIT conference
Thoughtful analysis of the key questions concerning the interaction between tax systems and sustainable development