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EU Circular Economy Action Plan

The European Commission has adopted a new Circular Economy Action Plan – one of the main blocks of the European Green Deal, Europe’s new agenda for sustainable growth. The new Circular Economy Action presents measures to: Make sustainable products the norm in the EU; Empower consumers and public buyers; Focus on the sectors that use most resources and where the potential for circularity is h...

Revision of the energy taxation directive

On 4th March 2020 the European Commission starts the consultation process to revise the energy taxation directive (2003/96/EC). This revision is part of the European Green Deal, announced in December 2019. The main objectives of revising the Directive are:  aligning taxation of energy products and electricity with EU energy and climate policies, to contribute to the EU 2030 energy targets and clim...

The potential of environmental taxation

Environmental policy applies different approaches in order to protect the environment and to foster a sustainable transition and the economic one is more and more significance. Among different economic instruments environmental taxation can play a crucial role, because of its regulatory dimension that is able to influence people’s behavior. On the one hand environmental taxes have many important a...

The Call for Participation to SUSEET in now online

The University of Naples Federico II is pleased to invite undergraduate students that are achieving their degree in law or economics and master or Ph.D. students to the first edition of the Summer School in European Environmental Taxation from 22nd to 28th June 2020. Look at the call for participation and send us your application by 30th April 2020!!!

Climate change and the EU strategy: the European Green Deal

Climate change is one of the biggest challenges of our time. To solve this problem environmental policies are on the top of international, European and national agenda. In 2019, environmental issues became part of the European Commission’s priorities for 2019-2024: Mrs Ursula Von Der Leyen launched the so-called “European Green Deal” to implement the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda. This is an ambitio...

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