The Transformative Potential of Responding to Climate Change: Towards a Dynamic Global Tax

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A worldwide greenhouse gas tax is a global-Keynesian solution to the aporia of the climate crisis. We argue that taxes should be preferred to trading and that there is a need for a global organisation and coordination of this taxation. A global greenhouse tax can be simultaneously a practice of governance and subversion, of regulation and resistance. We envision a coordinated, accountable, and democratic global institution that is adequate for such a purpose. The building is a process: a global greenhouse gas tax can be created by a coalition of willing and advocated by the climate movement. A border levy is defendable as a part of an increasingly inclusive global system, while a democratic global fund may constitute the beginning of world domestic economic policy.
Original languageFinnish
Title of host publicationWorld Statehood: : The Future of World Politics
Number of pages25
Place of PublicationCham
Publication date8 Jul 2023
ISBN (Print)978-3-031-32304-1
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-031-32305-8
Publication statusPublished - 8 Jul 2023
MoE publication typeA3 Book chapter

Publication series

NameWorld-Systems Evolution and Global Futures
ISSN (Print)2522-0985
ISSN (Electronic)2522-0993

Fields of Science

  • 5172 Global Politics

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