Consumption tax ‘could tackle’ environmental problems

A study concludes that a “fundamental shift” in taxation may help climate change, pollution and resource scarcity without affecting employment and economic growth

Just 6% of EU tax revenues currently come from taxes on natural resources and consumption. Photograph: Tyler Olson/123RFTaxing consumption instead of employment would help tackle the world’s biggest environmental problems, including climate change, resource depletion and pollution, according to a study.

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