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Asia-Pacific Centre for Environmental Law and Singapore Academy of Law

November 06-07, 2008
9th Global Conference on Environmental Taxation (GCET)
Singapore, Singapore
The Global Conference on Environmental Taxation is an annual series of conferences which provides a global forum for the exchange of ideas, information and research findings on environmental taxation and economic instruments across international boundaries and professional disciplines. It has become one of the largest annual international gatherings of academic scholars, government officials, practitioners, NGOs and others from many disciplines, to discuss how fiscal and other economic instruments can help create a sustainable economy. Selected papers presented at the conferences are published in Critical Issues in Environmental Taxation - International and Comparative Perspectives. This conference will focus on the special problems of the urban environment and the challenges which confront cities and megacities. Issues to be examined include energy generation and consumption, transportation, pollution, population growth, housing, urban development and public health. The role and efficacy of fiscal policies and market-based instruments will be evaluated, particularly from the perspectives of developed and developing countries. The conference aims to create a venue for discussions and the sharing of experiences on the use of fiscal instruments to guide policy makers toward ensuring the sustainability of urban environments in the wake of rapid industrialization, depleting natural resources, continued population growth, and climate change. [gem?_?? den Informationen des Anbieters - according to site editor's information]
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