March 7, 2019, invited by ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) and Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI), Femke Groothuis presented to a round table of experts in Islamabad, Pakistan. The presentation focused on the content of the paper ‘Tax as a force for good’ published with ACCA.
During the round table, Former Parliamentary Secretary for Climate Change Romina Khurshid Alam, said that the proposal of taxing the pollution and natural resource use and consumption should be considered by the incumbent government, as Pakistan is the most vulnerable country to the impact of climate change and environmental degradation. While acknowledging the already burden of taxes on the industries, she urges the government to revisit the taxation regime and rationalize the tax system.
The meeting was covered by the Express Tribune Islamabad (‘Green taxes to help achieve inclusive growth, SDGs’) and The Fortress Islamabad (Experts call for ‘green taxation’ to achieve inclusive growth, SDGs).