The Role of Green Fiscal Mechanisms in Developing Countries: Lessons Learned: Case Study
AbstractWith an eye toward the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) Region, this case study provides a practical guide to fiscal instruments that can promote climate change agendas, focusing on lessons learned from country experiences implementing these mechanisms. As most countries have historically relied on regulatory instruments to meet environmental goals, there are few documented studies of green fiscal policies in developing countries. This case study aims to add to that literature. The paper is divided into the following sections. It first discusses the role of fiscal policy in national climate change programming. It then analyzes the fiscal mechanisms used to promote climate change agendas, drawing on developing country cases. It continues to discuss the challenges that the Latin American context poses for green fiscal policy. Finally, it concludes with lessons learned and recommendations from country experiences implementing these mechanisms.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Inter-American Development Bank in its series IDB Publications with number 66458.
Date of creation: Mar 2012
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Climate Change; Fiscal Policy; Monetary Policy; Renewable Energy; Lessons Learned; Green Fiscal Policy; carbon tax; tax policies; fuel taxes; feed-in tariffs;
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2012-05-08 (All new papers)
- NEP-CWA-2012-05-08 (Central & Western Asia)
- NEP-ENE-2012-05-08 (Energy Economics)
- NEP-ENV-2012-05-08 (Environmental Economics)
- NEP-RES-2012-05-08 (Resource Economics)
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