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Carbon tax

A carbon tax is any of several proposed taxes on energy sources which emit carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. The purpose of the tax is both financial and environmental.

Such a tax could finance international organizations such as the United Nations, or be used to redistribute income from wealthy nations to poor nations. It can also further environmental goals such as the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.


  • Global taxes (http://www.globalpolicy.org/socecon/glotax/)] -- analysis by Global Policy Forum

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