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2012-07-09 | Book Chapter

Decoupling: is there a separate contribution from environmental taxation?

Muller, Adrian , Åsa Löfgren and Thomas Sterner. 2012. “Decoupling: is there a separate contribution from environmental taxation?” .
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The term decoupling refers to breaking the link between ‘environmental bads’ and ‘economic goods.’ Decoupling environmental pressures from economic growth is one of the main objectives of the OECD Environmental Strategy for the First Decade of the 21st Century, adopted by OECD Environment Ministers in 2001.

The aim of this chapter is to address the question whether there is a separate contribution from environmental taxation to decoupling and to offer researchers some guidance on how to optimally address this question. 

"Decoupling: is there a separate contribution from environmental taxation?" is a chapter in Milne and Skou Anderssen's, Handbook of Research on Environmental Taxation.