11 Oct 2016

NCCR researcher presents at international environmental tax conference

Dr Kateryna Holzer, a researcher on Work Package 5 - Climate Governance and Trade, participated in the 17th Global Conference on Environmental Taxation, held at the University of Groningen, Netherlands, on 22-23 September 2016.

This year’s topic was ‘Smart instrument mixes in a greening economy’. The conference explored the challenges of harmonious co-existence of various fiscal and regulatory tools necessary to achieve the environmental policy objectives. It focused on a wide range of instrument mixes and topics extending from charges, fees, taxes, subsidies, tax expenditures, emissions trading, linking of emission trading systems, green fiscal reforms and budget constraints, and voluntary approaches from economic, legal and policy perspectives.


Dr Holzer gave a presentation on Differential Electricity Taxation, which was largely based on her contributions to a series of WTI studies on electricity tax reform in Switzerland. The panel was devoted to WTO-related legal issues of environmental policy measures and was moderated by Aik Hoe Lim, Director of the Trade and Environment Division at the WTO.

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Work Packages
III-WP5, Trade and Climate Change

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Work Packages
III-WP5, Trade and Climate Change
III-5.1.1, Harmonisation of Climate and ...

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Dr Holzer's presentation
Dr Holzer (left) with conference organiser Prof. Stefan Weishaar and Aik Hoe Lim