The Global Alliance for Tax Justice joins the world in celebrating World Environment Day, reaffirming the key role tax justice could play in funding climate justice !
Six months after COP21, there are still $30 trillion to be collected from tax-havens which could be invested in green energy. Here are some resources exploring the link between those two crucial challenges of our times :
- Tax justice for climate justice (GATJ) : Tax justice and climate justice are connected issues. The multinational corporations which exploit and pollute our environment through the extraction of natural resources are often the same companies which practice widespread tax avoidance.
- Tax justice for climate justice:Talking points (GATJ)
- La verdad de las cifras económicas destinadas al cambio climático (Economía Crítica): In 2013, the resources of global climate funding reached $331 billion, which illustrates a decrease of 7%, according the previous year.
- Taxation and a Clean and Healthy Environment : A Casa Study of the Mining of Titanium in Kenya (@AttiyaWaris, University of Nairobi).
- How to make tax systems more environmentally sustainable? (Tax Justice Network Europe): In 2014, governments around the world threw $550 billion down that rathole—on everything from holding down the price of petrol in poor countries to encouraging companies to search for oil.
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