Energy and Environmental Taxation – Emerging Global Responses to a Global Concern? A panel discussion with Jacqueline Peel, Alice Pirlot, Marta Villar Ezcurra, and Sarah Blakelock

Organiser: International Fiscal Association (Australian Branch)

Date and time: Tuesday, 5 October 2021, 4.30pm to 6pm (AEDT)/1.30pm to 3pm (AWST) 

In 2015, Australia, amongst 196 other countries under the Paris Agreement, committed to the long-term goal of restricting the average global temperature increase to “well below” 2°C above pre-industrial levels. In support of this commitment, Australia communicated its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) to the Paris Agreement, which includes a target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 26 to 28% below 2005 levels by 2030.

This update briefing:

  • Provides an overview and update of Australia’s climate policy and emissions reduction actions and proposed next steps.
  • Considers various energy and environmental taxation policies emerging in Europe, including:
    • An overview of the EU’s fit for 55 package.
    • The extension of the EU’s Emissions Trading Scheme.
    • The Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) as a complementary instrument to address the risk of carbon leakage.
  • Reflects on how such responses may impact Australian policy development for climate change and emissions reduction in the future.

Please RSVP to Jenny Huynh by email: [email protected].

Details for joining the webinar will be sent by email prior to the session.

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