Green taxation: Join tomorrow’s online event with Executive Vice-President Timmermans and Commissioner Gentiloni

Executive Vice-President for the European Green Deal, Frans Timmermans, and Commissioner for the Economy, Paolo Gentiloni, will co-host on Tuesday, 20 April, an online event on Green Taxation. The European Union has set out ambitious targets to tackle climate change and foster a cleaner environment, with a view to becoming a climate-neutral continent by 2050. Environmental taxation can play a positive and active role in achieving these objectives, by encouraging a switch to cleaner energy, more sustainable industry and greener habits. Green taxation can also contribute to a green recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and long-term sustainable growth. Tomorrow’s event will feature debate and discussion around this important topic, with the participation of high-level representatives of the European Commission, European Parliament, Member States, the OECD, industry and civil society. The full agenda and event streaming can be found on the Commission’s website here.