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Towards A Green Economy: Exploring the Political Feasibility of Carbon Tax Policy in Ireland

Min, Sujie LU (2010) In IIIEE Master thesis IMEN56 20101
The International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics
Abstract
The thesis research aims to enrich us with knowledge about the concept of a green economy in a time of financial crisis and climate change, with the carbon tax as a policy instrument to achieve the green economy. The political feasibility of a carbon tax is one of the key policy evaluation criteria, to identify a correlation between the green economy and the carbon tax and what critical design elements most affect the political feasibility. To achieve this we will look at a fresh case study exploring the political feasibility of carbon tax policy in Ireland after it was implemented in December 2009 towards a green economy. The case study is based on the cross-sector surveys on the four critical elements of political feasibility: political... (More)
The thesis research aims to enrich us with knowledge about the concept of a green economy in a time of financial crisis and climate change, with the carbon tax as a policy instrument to achieve the green economy. The political feasibility of a carbon tax is one of the key policy evaluation criteria, to identify a correlation between the green economy and the carbon tax and what critical design elements most affect the political feasibility. To achieve this we will look at a fresh case study exploring the political feasibility of carbon tax policy in Ireland after it was implemented in December 2009 towards a green economy. The case study is based on the cross-sector surveys on the four critical elements of political feasibility: political context, social equity, environmental effectiveness, and economic effectiveness. The key findings from the surveys are analyzed and discussed, to reach the final conclusions. (Less)
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author
Min, Sujie LU
supervisor
organization
course
IMEN56 20101
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
publication/series
IIIEE Master thesis
report number
2010:27
ISSN
1401-9191
language
English
id
1785081
date added to LUP
2011-02-08 17:45:32
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2011-02-14 14:59:25
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  abstract     = {The thesis research aims to enrich us with knowledge about the concept of a green economy in a time of financial crisis and climate change, with the carbon tax as a policy instrument to achieve the green economy. The political feasibility of a carbon tax is one of the key policy evaluation criteria, to identify a correlation between the green economy and the carbon tax and what critical design elements most affect the political feasibility. To achieve this we will look at a fresh case study exploring the political feasibility of carbon tax policy in Ireland after it was implemented in December 2009 towards a green economy. The case study is based on the cross-sector surveys on the four critical elements of political feasibility: political context, social equity, environmental effectiveness, and economic effectiveness. The key findings from the surveys are analyzed and discussed, to reach the final conclusions.},
  author       = {Min, Sujie},
  issn         = {1401-9191},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  series       = {IIIEE Master thesis},
  title        = {Towards A Green Economy: Exploring the Political Feasibility of Carbon Tax Policy in Ireland},
  year         = {2010},
}