An ever less carbonated Union ? Towards a better European taxation against climate change
As Europe prepares to put sustainable development at the centre of its growth strategy for the coming decade, it seems opportune to examine the effectiveness of European action against climate change. The European Union has become the undisputed world leader on the issue, it is true. But the Union's environmental strategy still lacks coherence and even credibility. The powerful economic instruments created by the EU need to be reformed and completed if carbon is to be taxed more effectively.