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Research that has been a part of the previous twelve meetings of the Global Conference on Environmental Taxation (GCET) have helped form a theoretical and empirical foundation for environmental taxation. GCET work has been at the frontier of applied work on environmental taxation, and has rigorously examined the ramifications of environmental taxation in different jurisdictions, industries, and ecological settings. GCET has hosted a truly wide range of theoretical and applied policy research, providing global leadership in policy discussions on environmental policy instrument choice.
The University of British Columbia Faculty of Law, the UBC National Centre for Business Law, and the UBC Centre for Law and the Environment are proud to host the 13th GCET. The theme for the 2012 GCET will be Environmental Taxation: Barriers, Opportunities, and the Potential for Inducing Technological Innovation. The tripartite focus of the conference will be (1) the political, psychological, institutional and other barriers to adoption of environmental taxation, (2) emerging developments and new opportunities for introduction of environmental taxation, and (3) the potential for environmental taxation to induce technological innovation for the abatement of pollution. We wish to highlight a special call for papers, on the potential for environmental taxation to promote technological innovation for greenhouse gas abatement. Three papers will be selected for a special plenary session, and one paper will be selected for a special prize of $1000 (Cdn) and a travel allowance to be applied toward travel to this conference. For further details, please see the call for abstracts and papers.
We welcome the engagement of specialists from the many disciplines that can inform environmental tax policy. Interdisciplinarity is critical to successful environmental policy, and is therefore a fundamental feature of environmental taxation policy. GCET has been, and will continue to be, a forum where experts from a disciplines in law, policy and the physical and social sciences come together to exchange ideas in the spirit of collaboration and inquiry.
We look forward to seeing you in Vancouver 2012!
Florida State University College of Law
Associate Dean, Academic Affairs
UBC Faculty of Law