January 14, 2007

France proposes carbon import tax
The EU should impose an additional tax on goods imported from countries that fail to join a post-2012 climate agreement, according to French prime minister Dominique de Villepin.
De Villepin said a ‘carbon tax’ on imports of industrial goods is necessary to avoid environmental ‘dumping’, where carbon-intensive products are manufactured in countries that have no targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.