Putting a price tag on emissions and resources: An economist’s view on policy interventions for intergenerational fairness and sustainability

Stephan, Gunter (2020). Putting a price tag on emissions and resources: An economist’s view on policy interventions for intergenerational fairness and sustainability. Gaia : ecological perspectives for science and society, 29(4), pp. 215-217. Oekom Verlag 10.14512/gaia.29.4.3

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Modern economies are confronted with major problems: the exhaustion of natural resources, the degradation of the environment and the financing of the needs of an aging population ‐ all challenge the welfare of both present and future generations. This paper discusses a proposal which is designed to bring about a double dividend. On the one hand, a virgin resource tax could stimulate the reduction of natural resource use by making sustainable technologies economically profitable. On the other hand, it could provide a way to finance the pension system.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

03 Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences > Department of Economics

UniBE Contributor:

Stephan, Gunter

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 330 Economics

ISSN:

0940-5550

Publisher:

Oekom Verlag

Language:

English

Submitter:

Dino Collalti

Date Deposited:

11 Jan 2021 14:58

Last Modified:

11 Jan 2021 15:04

Publisher DOI:

10.14512/gaia.29.4.3

BORIS DOI:

10.48350/150870

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/150870

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