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Innovation, Technology and Employment: Impacts of Environmental Fiscal Reforms and Other Market-Based Instruments

Formalities for submissions of papers for review for the Oxford University Press edited volume, "Critical Issues in Environmental Taxation VOL VI". 

A selection of final (non-published) papers (max. 25 pages) will be published in “Critical Issues of Environmental Taxation Volume VI”, Oxford University Press. These will be subjected to a rigorous review process, and all submitted papers should be thoroughly edited and read as though written by an English native speaker. We advise non native English speakers to give their papers to a professional language editor prior to submission.

Submissions should reach us no later than 31st January 2008.

The guidelines for formatting your papers are as follows:

Editorial Guidelines for Submissions to Critical Issues in Environmental Taxation, Volume VI

  • Articles should be submitted in Word format (if article was created in WordPerfect simply open the file and “save as” a Word file).
  • For references, please follow the latest edition of The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation", published by Harvard Law Review Association.
  • Please use footnotes rather than endnotes.
  • Please use Times New Roman font throughout the paper, with the body in 12 point size and footnotes in 10 point size.
  • Articles should be no more than 25 pages.
  • Please use a single space after periods and use periods at the end of footnotes and paragraphs.
  • Please spell and grammar check (if available on your word processor).
  • The title should be bold and centred.
  • The name of the author should be placed under the title in bold and centred.
  • Please include a footnote after your name and include your position and institutional affiliation in the footnote.
  • Please use the following heading style:


(a) Second Heading

(i) Third Heading

A. Fourth Heading

If you require further information, please do not hesitate to contact Green Budget Germany at

Call for Papers

Green Budget Germany and the University of Regensburg, organisers of the Eighth Annual Global Conference on Environmental Taxation, hereby issue a call for papers for the conference Innovation, Technology and Employment: Impacts of Environmental Fiscal Reforms and Other Market-Based Instruments to take place from 18-20 October in Munich, Germany.The objective of the conference is to examine the positive effects of Environmental Fiscal Reform (EFR) on innovation, technology and employment, as well as on the environment. Analysis of this issue has been divided into four sub-topics: Travel and Transport; Buildings and Households; Energy; and Employment. Priority will be given to submissions relevant to these areas. Papers should try to address one or more of these areas as appropriate, and within this framework, may focus on economic, legal, environmental/energy (technical) or political/sociological issues.

If this is not possible, and if there is space remaining in one of the conference sessions, then consideration may be given to papers lying outside these four main areas.

In addition, there will be a workshop series running parallel to the conference sessions, analysing these sub-topics from the point of view of NGOs. We anticipate these workshops focussing on political and implementation issues, such as: the problem of the lack of political will; ways of communicating the benefits of EFR; institutional constraints on implementing EFR; and international issues.

NGOs and others interested in participating in these workshops should contact Green Budget Germany at


All abstracts should be e-mailed to Green Budget Germany at by 1st April 2007 and should be drafted in the following way:

Title (font Times New Roman pt. 14, Bold, align center)
First Author (font Times New Roman pt. 12, Bold, align left), co-authors (font Times New Roman pt. 12, Italic).
Initials and surname in that order; multiple authors must be separated by a comma.
Body of the text: A maximum of 400 words, including figures, tables, and references (Times New Roman, pt. 12, align left).

All submissions must include the author’s full name, affiliation and contact details, the title of the paper, a 400-word abstract, and a short biography.
Author’s will be notified as to whether their paper has been accepted as soon as possible.
Full-length papers and PPPs are to be submitted by 1st October 2007.

As a guide for speakers, the four sub-topics are described in more detail below:

Travel and Transport

The impact of energy taxation and other market-based instruments on travel and transport is becoming ever more apparent in our everyday lives. Low-cost conversions to CNG and LPG vehicles, the availability of biofuels, the success of hybrid cars, increasing use of public transport and improvements to public transport facilities are just the tip of the iceberg in terms of innovations in this sector. Ecotaxes in some countries, as well as the increasing world oil price over the last seven years, have contributed to this process. Looking to the future, kerosene taxation and inclusion of airlines within the EU ETS may create the potential for contributing to technological breakthroughs in the field of high-speed trains. Finally, rising transport costs may also stimulate innovation in other sectors, such as in video conferencing technologies, or lead to other new developments. This section welcomes papers addressing these or other travel and transport issues.

Buildings and Households

The buildings sector accounts for 40% of the EU’s energy requirements and offers the largest single potential for improved energy efficiency. Research shows that more than one-fifth of present energy consumption in the EU could be saved by 2010 by applying more ambitious standards to new and newly refurbished buildings. Legislation such as the EU Directive 2002/91/EC on the Energy Performance of Buildings is one example of the increasing focus on this important – and often neglected – area. Rising energy taxes can also stimulate innovation in construction and the implementation of new technologies in domestic and commercial properties alike. These conference sessions will examine the benefits of EFR within the sector, identify the innovations resulting from its implementation, and delineate possibilities for future policy developments.


How have environmental taxation and other market-based instruments affected energy prices and energy markets, and what have been the results of these changes as regards innovation, technological development and employment? How has EFR affected different energy sectors, and the proportion of energy produced by these sectors? These sessions will endeavour to analyse the tangible benefits of EFR as regards the energy sector, examining the new technologies currently available on the market and the increasing shift towards energy efficiency and renewable sources of energy, as well as other, less obvious benefits accruing from greener policies and legislation.


This section focuses specifically on an extremely significant benefit of EFR and other market-based instruments – the employment opportunities such instruments can create, or the so-called ‘double dividend’. Benefits for employment can be attributed to two separate developments: firstly, the recycling of Environmental Taxation revenues lowers labour costs, while the taxes themselves increase the price of resource use, thus reducing distortions in the economy and creating incentives to employ rather than consume resources; secondly, the innovation and technological development stimulated by EFR also creates employment opportunities in the new, expanding, innovative sectors within the economy. Thus, this section welcomes all papers discussing employment issues and the ‘double dividend’.

**Important notice**
Please note that with speaker’s permission, we would like to publish all abstracts on our internet site, including where possible a contact e-mail address, to give conference participants insight into the content of particular presentations or sections of the conference programme. Please let us know if you do not wish your abstract and/or e-mail address to be included.