European Parliament

'The Union and its Member States will need to put in place the right conditions to ensure that environmental externalities are adequately addressed, including (...) considering fiscal measures in support of sustainable resource use such as shifting taxation away from labour towards pollution.'

- From: European Parliament (2013) Decision of the European Parliament and of the Council on a general union Environment Action Programme to 2020 “Living well, within the limits of our planet”.


European Parliament (2012) European Parliament resolution of 24 May 2012 on a resource-efficient Europe (2011/2068(INI)).

[Parliament] “Urges the Member States to make a shift towards environmental taxation emphasises that this should allow for cuts in other taxes such as those on labour”.