The core concern of this book is the potential use of taxation and related measures to foster climate-helpful, large-scale change within East Asia. The contributing authors examine key issues such as how Greater China, for instance, confronts severe environmental problems which are a direct product of several decades of remarkable economic growth. The detailed analysis in this book identifies a range of green taxation guidelines for East Asia as it seeks to drive down striking levels of environmental degradation--and tackle the climate change challenge.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note
1. Conspectus / Richard Cullen and Yan Xu 2. Environmental taxation in China : the case of transport fuel taxation / Yan Xu 3. Green tax measures for Hong Kong : a policy proposal / Jefferson VanderWolk 4. Land transportation in Singapore : tax and regulatory policies to promote sustainable development / Stephen L.H. Phua 5. Environmental taxation in the United States : retrospective and prospective / Janet E. Milne 6. Optimal climate change tax policy for small open economies / Arthur J. Cockfield 7. Not enough room for optimal choices? : the European legal framework for green taxes / Mattias Derlén and Johan Lindholm 8. Behavior modifying taxes, emissions trading and tax expenditure reform : market-based responses to climate change in Australia / Wayne Gumley and Natalie Stoianoff 9. Green taxation : the New Zealand story / Shelley Griffiths 10. Concluding thoughts : a greener future? / Jefferson VanderWolk.