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Groningen University invites the submission of papers and abstracts for the 22nd Global Conference on Environmental Taxation (GCET22), to be held virtually in Groningen, the Netherlands, on 23rd and 24th of September 2021. The theme of the conference is 'Implementing Green deals'.

Over the past 21 years, the GCET conferences have grown as an important meeting place for experts and scholars from all parts of the world taking an interest in experiences and insights relating to environmental taxation in a wide sense. The fiscal perspective has also become significant following the recent economic crisis and pandemic that sent an already expansionary fiscal and monetary policy into overdrive. Finance ministers will need to find new sources to raise revenue – environmental taxation seems to be a natural contender. While much of the media attention is devoted to the pandemic crisis and the ailing economies, the climate crisis continues unabated.

The IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5ºC suggests pathways to limit global warming if global net emissions decline by 45% (below 2010 levels) by 2030 and reach net zero around 2050. Given the still rapidly increasing GHG concentration in the atmosphere, this is a daunting task, especially since many jurisdictions have not succeeded in decoupling economic growth from GHG emissions. It requires nothing less than a fundamental transition of our economy. Despite all pessimism, many jurisdictions have vowed to take drastic measures and have designed plans to limit global warming and set targets for 2030, 2050 and beyond . This year’s conference will explore the wide range of strategies and instruments to implement the environmental goals for 2030 and 2050.

According to the tradition of GCET conferences, contributions by academic scholars are encouraged as well as contributions from experts from International bodies, governmental agencies, NGOs and the private sector.

Abstracts and papers can be submitted within a broad range of topics including:

  • Carbon Taxation
  • Green fiscal reform
  • Taxation options to promote recycling etc.
  • Taxation and primary resource extraction.
  • Biodiversity protection
  • Environmental stewardship
  • Renewable energy and innovation
  • Energy taxes and exemptions
  • Climate finance
  • Carbon pricing and institutional investors
  • Market instruments in a wide sense, particularly linking of ETSs
  • Smart instrument mixes and instrument choice
  • Climate justice


All abstracts must be submitted via the following link: abstractsubmissionform.eu/

In case of other queries, please contact Stefan Weishaar at S.E.Weishaar rug.nl

The abstract submission deadline is 4th of June 2021. Abstracts will be accepted on a rolling basis, so that early notifications might be made, allowing participants to register early for the conference.

Format and style of abstracts

Specifications for abstracts
Abstracts should not exceed 250 words.
No figures, tables, footnotes, endnotes or other references should be included in the abstract.

Short Bio
Please also submit a short bio when uploading your abstract.

Specification for papers
Papers should not exceed 6,000 words, including figures, tables, footnotes, endnotes and other references.

Format and style of papers

  • Text: To be presented in a word document in font Times New Roman (TNR) 11 pt; double spacing; left aligned.
  • Document title: To be presented in TNR 11 pt, centered, bold and capital letters.
  • Author: The name of the author and co-authors in TNR 11 pt., bold and centered, and should be placed below the title. The name of the presenting author must be underlined.
  • Sections: To be numbered in increasing order and their corresponding titles in TNR 11 pt and bold. Within each section, the titles of the subsections must be in TNR 11 pt.
  • Length: Accepted papers should not exceed 6,000 words, including figures, tables, footnotes, endnotes and other references.
Deadline for paper submission for the “Critical issues in environmental taxation” (Edward Elgar publishers): 1st November 2021

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