Director, Open Society European Policy Institute
President and Wavemaker, Ex’Tax
Head of sector, Environmental, energy, transport taxation and FTT, European Commission, DG TAXUD
Assistant Professor, Kozminski University
Check-in and lunch (for on-site participants only)12.30PM-1PM
- Niclas Poitiers, Research fellow
Taxation is a key component to fulfilling the EU’s climate goals. To reduce carbon emissions, and achieve a sustainable economy more generally, incentives have to be in alignment with green policy objectives. One of the ways to do this is by shifting the tax burden from labour towards pollution and resources. Hopefully, that would also lead to a decrease in unemployment and to job creation.
In this event, jointly organised with Goldschmeding Foundation and Ex’Tax, we will hear from the creators of the Ex’Tax project. They will present their proposal and in the subsequent discussion we will examine the possible implementation with representatives of EU member states.