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The Design of a Possible Low-Level Carbon Charge for New Zealand: A Working Paper - WP 97/02

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  • The Design of a Possible Low-Level Carbon Charge for New Zealand: A Working Paper
  • Published: Apr 1997
  • Status: Current
  • Author: The Treasury
  • Pages: (2),48
  • ISBN: 0-478-10625-4
  • Ref. No: WP 97/02
  • Pub. type: Working Papers
    • Hard copy: Available in PDF format only.
     

    The Design of a Possible Low-Level Carbon Charge for New Zealand: A Working Paper

    New Zealand Treasury Working Paper 97/02

    Published Apr 1997

    Author The Treasury

    Abstract

    This Working Paper describes a possible design for a low-level charge on the use of carbon leading to carbon dioxide CO2 emissions in New Zealand.

    It does not discuss whether or not New Zealand should introduce such a charge; what the rate of a carbon charge might be; or what the revenues from a carbon charge could be used for. These issues will be considered by the Government in early 1998. Instead, it addresses:

    • the context and objective of a possible carbon charge;
    • design principles;
    • coverage;
    • administrative issues; and
    • legislative issues.
    • This Working Paper has been developed by officials from the Treasury, Ministry of Commerce, Ministry for the Environment, Inland Revenue Department and New Zealand Customs Service.
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