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Re French Carbon Tax: Decision No. 2009-599 DC of December 29, 2009 (French Constitutional Council, 2009)

Jurisdiction: France

Side A: French Constitutional Council (Government)

Core objectives: Challenge to law proposing carbon tax in France

French Constitutional Council annulled a tax on carbon emissions. The tax was set at 17 Euros per ton of carbon dioxide. The Council ruled that the proposed tax contained too many exemptions and would not have applied to 93% of industrial emissions.

from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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