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FROM VOLUME 5, NUMBER 2, FEBRUARY 1992
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
- "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.
"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
"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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