Using Charges and Taxes to Mitigate Climate Change: a Case Study From Poland

Michał Ptak


The aim of the paper is to analyse taxes and charges levied on air pollution, fuels, electricity and vehicles in Poland by reviewing design of such levies from the perspective of climate change mitigation policy. The analysis includes tax rates, tax exemptions to promote electricity from renewable sources or electromobility and impact on objectives in relation to emissions from stationary and mobile sources. The article also contains a brief compari-son of environmental taxes applied in Poland and in other European countries. The analysis shows that tax measures used in Poland could be improved to support a shift towards green economy based on energy efficiency and cleaner energy sources. The shift towards greener economy can be affected by the introduction of carbon tax which also is analysed in the paper. The article reviews recent literature on carbon, vehicle and energy-related taxes.
Author Michał Ptak (EaE / IES / DEaRoD)
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- Department of Economics and Research on Development
Publication size in sheets0.5
Book Slavík Jan, Povolná Lucie (eds.): Social and Economic Development & Regional Policy. Adaptation of Post-Industrial Society to Global Changes : conference proceedings, 2018, Faculty of Social and Economic Studies Jan Evangelista Purkynĕ University in Usti nad Labem, ISBN 9788075611635, 109 p.
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Keywords in Englishclimate change, climate policy, environmental taxes
Languageen angielski
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