economic systems require fundamental change to prevent massive resource
depletion and environmental degradation.
is becoming increasingly apparent that governments must reform and
restructure budgets using economic incentives and instruments to
ensure sustainable development and sound environmental management.
At the same time, industry must address green budget reform from
a proactive, eco-efficiency perspective.
25 detailed case studies from around the world, Green Budget
Reform highlights some of the most useful fiscal measures taken
so far to reduce environmental impacts and promote sustainability.
The case studies range from the UK's recent landfill tax to water
charges in France and fuel conservation in Ontario, and cover the
energy, automotive, agricultural and waste management sectors, air
and water pollution, and environment and development policy initiatives.
In each, the authors look at the implementation of the fiscal measure,
its expected results, its actual impacts, its political implications,
and its applicability to other countries.
case studies are accompanied by a comprehensive introduction that
examines the key issues and themes and looks at further fiscal measures
to ensure sustainable development for the future.