Greening taxes and subsidies

Highlights:

  • Making taxes and public subsidies more sustainable is one of the challenges the Pacific Community took on as part of RESCCUE’s support for the development of innovative economic and financial mechanisms. 
  • Environmental tax and subsidy reforms can: free up for the environment some financial resources that already exist but have previously been used elsewhere (e.g. when eliminating harmful subsidies); generate additional financial resources (e.g. via green taxes or the elimination of tax loopholes); reduce funding needs (by reducing perverse incentives and so, over the long-term, environmental damage). 
  • A dedicated regional activity on greening taxes and subsidies was implemented together with more detailed reform proposals in New Caledonia and French Polynesia.
  • By identifying good and bad practices in terms of taxes and subsidies, RESCCUE promoted recognition for the decisive effects that they have on biodiversity and climate change resilience, shared experience in making taxes and subsidies more sustainable, and paved the way for reforms in that area.

 

Access to outer island in Vanuatu
Access to outer island in Vanuatu
Cruise ship
Cruise ship
Inter-island flight in French Polynesia
Inter-island flight in French Polynesia
Local fishing boat in Fiji
Local fishing boat in Fiji
Mining company in New Caledonia
Mining company in New Caledonia
Small port operations in French Polynesia
Small port operations in French Polynesia
Publications
Greener taxes and public subsidies in Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs): overview of RESCCUE's regional activity
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Towards greener taxes and subsidies in Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs)
3.13 MB Download
Vers un “verdissement” de la fiscalité et des subventions publiques dans les États et Territoires Insulaires Océaniens (ETIO) : bilan de l’activité régionale du projet RESCCUE
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Verdissement de la fiscalité et des subventions publiques du secteur primaire en Polynésie française : phase 2 - pistes de réformes
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Verdissement de la fiscalité et des subventions publiques du secteur primaire en Polynésie française : phase 1 - état des lieux
2.48 MB Download
Evaluation des propositions de verdissement de la fiscalité et des subventions
2.45 MB Download
Elaboration des propositions de verdissement de la fiscalité et des subventions
3.68 MB Download
Analyse des effets de la fiscalité et des subventions sur la biodiversité et les écosystèmes de Nouvelle-Calédonie
3.6 MB Download
Etat des lieux de la fiscalité et des subventions publiques en Nouvelle-Caledonie
1.9 MB Download