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 high such as: electronics and ICT; batteries and vehicles; packaging; plastics; textiles; construction and buildings; food; water and nutrients; Ensure less waste; Make circularity work for people, regions and cities, Lead global efforts on circular economy. https://ec.europa.eu/environment/circular-economy/index_en.htm
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 climate neutrality by 2050; preserving the EU single market by updating the scope and the structure of tax rates, and rationalising the use of optional tax exemptions and reductions. https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/better-regulation/have-your-say/initiatives/12227-Revision-of-the-Energy-Tax-Directive
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!!!