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EC Carbon/CO2 Tax:

  • "Carbon and Competitiveness," Global Environ. Change Rep., pp. 1-3, Jan. 31, 1992. The possible effects on international competitiveness are a major stumbling block for the European Commission's proposed tax. An industry-specific analysis underway by the consulting firm DRI foresees no major change in EC trade balances, but impacts on individual industries may vary widely.
  • "The Attack on CO2," R. Pape, Acid News, pp. 6-9, Dec. 1991. (Swedish NGO Secretariat on Acid Rain, Box 245, S-401 24 Göteborg, Swed.) Explains the proposed EC tax and the positions of several European environmental groups on it. They agree any such tax can be effective only in combination with other measures.

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"NGO Meeting Identifies United States as 'Problem' for Upcoming Rio Summit," Intl. Environ. Rptr., p. 19, Jan. 15, 1992. This was a major concern relating to climate change at a December meeting in Paris of representatives from 862 non-governmental organizations from both developed and developing countries, in preparation for the U.N. Conference on Environment and Development.

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"European Community Plans New Environmental Program, Common Position for Rio Summit," ibid., pp. 24-26. The EC is about to renew its five-year Action Program on the Environment, which is expected to include an energy tax. Summarizes these plans, and the 1992 environmental goals (including CO2 reduction) of several EC member countries (France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, United Kingdom).

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