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The World Bank and International Monetary Fund are proposing a global tax on developed countries to help reduce carbon dioxide emissions.
The Herald Sun reported, via Free Republic:
THE World Bank and IMF are proposing global carbon taxes on aviation and ship fuels in developed economies to help reduce carbon dioxide emissions, according to a draft proposal seen by AFP today.
The proposal suggests an international charge on aviation and maritime bunker fuels of $US25 per ton of CO2, which it said would “reduce CO2 emissions from each sector by around five to 10 per cent”.
Such a charge, if implemented well, could also bring in $US250 billion ($256.86 billion) in taxes in 2020, according to the report, which focuses on how funds to fight climate change can be mobilised.
The report recommends the plan for the “Annex II Countries” of the UN Climate Change Convention, including most developed economies.
The report stressed the difficulty of coordinating such a global tax, especially for bunker fuel, which ship operators can easily source in countries that would not be covered by any such agreement.
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Look for the Obama Administration to support the plan in 3, 2, 1… seconds.