Asia & the Pacific Policy Studies

Green pricing in the Asia Pacific: an idea whose time has come?

By Paul Burke

18th July, 2014 -

This article discusses the potential benefits of an enhanced use of externality pricing schemes in the Asia Pacific. Prices on emissions and congestion could ameliorate the negative effects of underpriced resource use, be pro-poor and improve fiscal capacities. The main implementation challenges are political and institutional. Lessons are drawn from recent experiences in environmental taxation and the removal of fossil fuel subsidies.

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