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green tax

n
any tax imposed with the aim of regulating activity in a way that benefits the environment
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Cuando se habla de instrumentos economicos con fines medioambientales suele darse cierta confusion terminologica y conceptual, puesto que se promueve el uso en relacion con los tributos con fines medioambientales, cada autor le da su denominacion pero realmente los impuestos ecologicos, la ecotasa e impuestos verdes, provienen de la traduccion de la palabra anglosajona ecotax, que vendria siendo un ecoimpuesto o tributo ecologico (SalassaBoix, 2013).
Damaged by an ill-advised ecotax and the German recession, the tourist season was the worst in many years.
As the nominator of the winning Balearics ecotax entry for the 2002 British Guild of Travel Writers Globe Award, I was disappointed by the Association of British Travel Agents' (ABTA) continuing opposition to this farsighted initiative (Travel for a living, June 2003).
The Govern de les Illes Balears, the Balearic Islands' regional government, has introduced a controversial ecotax to counter the environmental threat.
The government is currently studying alternative solutions to the ecotax overruled by the Con stitutional Council, in particular the possibility of negotiating voluntary agreements to reduce greenhouse gas emissions with industrial enterprises.
These aims broadly serve to press on with the EU's current environment agenda but the future Presidency's plan to put the energy tax and ecotax back on the agenda could signal the return of a debate that has been stuck in a rut for many a year.
The new so-called ecotax, approved by the Balearic Island regional parliament, will be levied on all visitors at hotels, hostels, guesthouses and campsites, a spokeswoman said.
The pesticide tax, another tax introduced under the ecotax legislation, has a more rational structure, with different kinds of pesticide being taxed according to the "active ingredient" content; by contrast, the exemption of the major user of pesticides, agriculture, seems irrational from an environmental point of view.
See Adam Chase, Ecotax International: Comments on Taxation for Environmental Protection: a Multinational Legal Study, 23 ENVTL.
In the UK, too, the arguments for ecotax reform--in various guises--have been adopted right across the political spectrum: both Conservative and Labour Chancellors of the Exchequer have taken tax policy measures which they justified by using some of the arguments used by the supporters of ecotax reform, and the Liberal Democrats have adopted a more fundamental ecotax programme as party policy.
Tax measures include an increase in the Ecotax, which is compensated by reductions in direct taxes.
At the time there were three categories: tax on company profits, value added tax and an ecotax system.