UK Enviros: Carbon tax on imported goods would spur global climate deal

“Countries with strong carbon regulations might have to start taxing imported goods from nations with weaker ones in order to persuade them to sign up to a global deal, argues a report by the watchdog Committee on Climate Change.”

Read more at Energy and Environmental Management.

3 thoughts on “UK Enviros: Carbon tax on imported goods would spur global climate deal”

  1. Make everybody share the pain, as Obama should have to do the next time he wants to fly somewhere and is told that he can’t take off due to air traffic controllers being furloughed. Those who come up with these loony ideas always want to gore someone else’s ox and only back off when they too have to suffer an equal amount.

  2. How about the US taxing every European product that uses fermentation or natural carbon dioxide? This would of course include wines, beers, carbonated waters, breads, and some cheeses. Since these are mostly consumed by wealthy Americans, albeit many of them liberal, this should meet with little resistance.

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