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Shifting taxes in order to achieve green goals

How could shifting the tax burden from labour to pollution and resources help the EU reach its climate goals?

Video recording

Speakers

Carola Maggiulli

Head of sector, Environmental, energy, transport taxation and FTT, European Commission, DG TAXUD

Niclas Poitiers

International Trade, International Macroeconomics and the Digital Economy

Research fellow

Agenda

Check-in and lunch (for on-site participants only)

12.30PM-1PM

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Introduction

1PM-1.05PM

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Presentation of the Ex'Tax project

1.05PM-1.20PM

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Panel discussion

1.20PM-2PM

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Q&A

2PM-2.15PM

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.

Point of contact

  • Katja Knezevic

    Katja, a Croatian citizen, joined Bruegel in December 2014. She holds a Master degree in English language and literature and French language and literature. Before coming to Bruegel, she completed a traineeship in the European Commission, and previously she worked as a teacher and a translator. She is also a writer and a poet, and has been internationally awarded and published. She speaks Croatian, English, and French.