Mikael Skou Andersen

Introducing Environmentally Related Taxes: A Window of Opportunity for China

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  • Jean-Philippe Barde, OECD, France
  • Mikael Skou Andersen
  • Kai Schlegelmilch, Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz, Bau und Reaktorsicherheit, Denmark
The transition from a strictly planned economy to a socialist market economy which China has undertaken has enabled impressive economic growth rates over more than two decades and has been significant for reducing poverty and increasing standards of living. Environmental challenges such as air and water pollution have nevertheless gained more prominence not only as a problematic side-effect to this economic development but also because with rising incomes preferences become stronger for protecting the environmental and amenity values. Furthermore, balanced management of natural resources as a basis for China’s economy is necessary. Sustainable use of energy and raw materials will be required to avoid future bottlenecks for harmonious development and economic growth.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEconomic Instruments for Energy Efficiency and the Environment, CCICED Policy Research Report 2009
Place of publicationBeijing
Publication year12 Nov 2009
Commissioning bodyChina Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development (CCICED)
Publication statusPublished - 12 Nov 2009

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