Over the past 22 years, the GCET Conferences have grown as an important meeting place for experts and scholars from all parts of the world taking an interest in experiences and insights relating to environmental taxation in a wide sense. At the time of this year’s GCET 23, the devastating effects of climate change are obvious to everybody. In this complex scenario, there is no doubt that environmental taxation is a formidable tool, to be used selectively to address climate change and to encourage sustainable green growth. In this perspective, the green growth to be examined in the Conference does not include only carbon taxation and energy taxation, but also a broader range of important topics such as the taxation of forests, land, oceans, agriculture, the air space, as well as circular economy and green taxes in the context of wider tax reforms.

Furthermore, renewable sources, energy dependence and the risk of an energy shock should be analysed in-depth at the Conference from a tax perspective. In a turbulent international scenario, are countries/regions ready to deal with this severe emergency? What conceptual tools can we offer and propose, as tax experts, to deal with this exceptional situation? What strategies should we recommend to the governments, under the Paris Agreement and the UN Agenda 2030, to curb global warming? What is the EU’s key role in this context and what are the EU and countries in other regions doing?

This year Conference will be the right opportunity to better understand the state-of-the-art range of solutions from an environmental taxation perspective, exploring a wide range of strategies and green instruments to foster economic growth.

According to the tradition of GCET Conferences, contributions by academic scholars are encouraged as well as contributions by experts from international organizations, governmental agencies, NGOs and the private sector. Presenters will have the opportunity to submit their papers for publication in the prestigious peer-reviewed edited volume “Critical Issues in Environmental Taxation” from Edward Elgar publishers.

The target audience for the 23rd GCET is specialists from all parts of the world, who are interested in the exchange of ideas, information, and research findings about instrument mixes, environmental taxation issues, and sustainable economic development, including:

– academics from universities and higher education institutions in the fields of law, economics, taxation, accounting, public administration, political economy, environmental studies;

– government officials from Ministries and Departments of Finance, Taxation, Energy, Water, Environment, Natural Resources and other agencies that work at the intersection of taxation and green growth, including from the provincial, state, national and international levels;

– representatives from international and non-governmental organizations, tax and accounting professionals, private sector executives, and other experts.

We look forward to welcoming you to Italy, in-person or virtually.

Prof. Alberto Comelli
Conference Chair
Professor of Tax Law and European Tax Law
Department of Law, Political and International Studies
University of Parma

Important dates and deadlines:

  • Opening of registration: May 2022
  • Deadline for submitting abstracts: June 1 2022
  • Notification of acceptance of abstracts: June 10, 2022
  • Deadline for early registration: July 21, 2022
  • Deadline by which presenting authors must be registered in order to be included in the Conference program: August 15, 2022
  • Deadline for submitting papers for GCET23 Young Researcher Award: August 15, 2022
  • Deadline for submitting papers (for all the others): September 1, 2022
  • Conference dates: September 21-23, 2022
  • Deadline for submitting papers for possible publication in Critical Issues in
    Environmental Taxation: October 15, 2022.

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