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Climate tax on meat/milk = less greenhouse gases

Climate tax on meat and milk results in less greenhouse gases
News Release - University of Gothenburg / Sweden

25 January 2011

A climate tax corresponding to 60-euro/ton CO2eq on meat and milk could reduce greenhouse gas emissions from European agriculture by around seven per cent. If the land made available is used for bioenergy production, the decrease in emissions can be six times greater.

This is shown by the researchers Kristina Mohlin, Stefan Wirsenius and Fredrik Hedenus, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, in an article published in the scientific journal Climatic Change...


Source: Climate tax on meat and milk results in less greenhouse gases
Author: University of Gothenburg

Link: Greenhouse gas taxes on animal food products: rationale, tax scheme and climate mitigation effects.

Link: Greenhouse gas-weighted consumption taxes on food as a climate policy instrument

Link: To fix global warming, how about a meat tax?

Date: 2011-02-01

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