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Consequences of Germany's Ecological Tax Reforms

Consequences of Germany's Ecological Tax Reforms

Timeloc
16 November 2004
Berlin
Germany
Opinion surveys show that the connection between the increase of energy costs and the decrease of non-wage labour costs needs to be better understood

Results of a study on the positive effects of the ecological tax reform were presented to the public on Tuesday, 16 November 2004 in Berlin. Along with a number of enterprises that reported on their experiences, the President of the Federal Environmental Agency, Prof Dr. Andreas Troge and eco-tax experts Dr. Reinhard Loske (Bündnis 90/Die Grünen) and Michael Müller (SPD) discussed the continuation of the ecological tax reform with political experts and representatives of non-governmental organisations and trade associations.

The study, conducted by Ecologic Institute on behalf of the German Federal Environmental Agency, emphasised the reform’s impact on the private sector, with particular regard to enterprises which have successfully adjusted to the changes and have profited from it, e.g. by implementing strategic business models, developing new markets or introducing new technologies, products and services. Furthermore, the effects of the reform on private households were analysed.





 


Funding
Organizer
Date
16 November 2004
Location
Berlin, Germany
Language
English
Number of Participants
100
Project ID
1879
Keywords
ecological taxes, Eco taxes, sustainable Development, energy taxes, competition, green taxes, Germany , Panel discussion, presentation