Country:Sweden
Year:2000
Policy status:Ended
Jurisdiction:National
Date Effective:2000
Date Ended:2006
Policy Type:Policy Support>Strategic planning
Policy Target:
Agency:Swedish Government
Description:It was decided in the spring of 2000 that a total of SEK 30 000 million of taxation revenue should be transferred over a ten-year period towards climate change related activities. This means that taxes on energy use and emissions will be increased, offsetting a corresponding reduction in taxes on employment. Swedens carbon dioxide emissions are to be cut, not least in order to comply with the countrys commitments under the Kyoto Protocol. The Green Tax Shift strategy ended in 2006 with the coming into power of a new government. A new bill on Climate Change expected in 2009 will provide guidance as to energy and environmental taxation.

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