Climate Change Policy: : From Negligence to Implementing a Carbon Tax
- Climate change,
- carbon tax,
- revenue recycling
How to Cite
Patel, J. A., Bloodworth, O. J., Unnadkat, V. A. K., Assi, S., & Badiani, A. A. (2020). Climate Change Policy: : From Negligence to Implementing a Carbon Tax. Sushruta Journal of Health Policy & Opinion, 13(2). https://doi.org/10.38192/13.2.6
With the UK leaving the EU in 2020, its policies to combat climate change currently remain undecided. One policy discussed in this report is a carbon tax. This report finds that implementation of a carbon tax will require a favourable political climate, public attention and an appropriate cost, with a starting price of £40 per tonne of CO2 emitted, gradually rising to £100-125/tCO2 (1). Also, to be politically acceptable, there must also be ‘revenue recycling’, with some of the proceeds of the carbon tax being redirected to public services (2,3).