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Report: Climate Impacts & Fishing Industry Profits From EU Fuel Tax Subsidies

EU tax exemptions for fuel are harmful subsidies that reduce the costs of fishing, therefore leading to an increase of fishing capacity, and thus contributing to overfishing in the European Union
Energy Taxation Directive: Identifying the appropriate legal basis

Energy Taxation Directive: Identifying the appropriate legal basis

This short memo deals with the legal basis that the EU can rely upon in the revision of the Energy Taxation Directive (ETD).It will first discuss two cases of the CJEU (C-626/18 & C-482/17) that have dealt with the question of the applicable legal basis within the context of the revision of EU directives.
EEB Report on Carbon Pricing in the EU

EEB: A Carbon Pricing Blueprint for the EU

This report is an overview of the state of carbon pricing in the EU and its prospects for the future. Drawing from academic literature and analyses of existing carbon pricing initiatives in the EU (both at the national and regional level), European Environmental Bureau have extracted some observations on the carbon pricing landscape in the Union by highlighting good and less good practices. With these, we aim to contribute to the ongoing carbon pricing and green taxation discussion to help guide policymakers. Download PDF: EEB: A Carbon Pricing Blueprint for the EU  
How energy taxation can end destructive fishing

How energy taxation can end destructive fishing

The environmental, social and economic imperative for ending fuel subsidies in the fisheries sector.
ClientEarth’s position on fuel subsidies in the fisheries sector

ClientEarth’s position on fuel subsidies in the fisheries sector

 Harmful subsidies in fisheries artificially increase profits by reducing the cost of fishing and/or by  increasing fishers’ revenue, resulting in overcapacity and overfishing.