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15th Global Conference

on Environmental Taxation

24-26 September 2014, Copenhagen Denmark

Welcome to the 15th Global Conference on Environmental Taxation Environmental taxation and emissions trading in an era of climate change

Dear GCET friends,

It is a great pleasure to invite you to Copenhagen for the 15th Global Conference on Environmental Taxation.

GCET is the leading global forum for exchanges on the principles and practices of environmental taxation and other market-based instruments relevant for greening of the economy and a more sustainable development. Research presented at the previous fourteen conferences has helped provide a much stronger theoretical and empirical underpinning of the legal, economic and behavioral issues in this area. In line with the tradition, also this year a selection of the best contributions will be published in the prestigious conference proceedings “Critical issues in environmental taxation” from Edward Elgar publishers.

The scientific program for GCET15 will cover issues relating to environmental taxation and emissions trading in an era of climate change. Abstracts and papers can be submitted within a broad range of related topics.

The conference will take place in Eigtveds Pakhus, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, situated at the waterfront of Copenhagen. It is a former storehouse for the Asia trade built in 1748, and today a conference facility of Denmark’s government and state institutions. It is located in the historical center of Copenhagen vis-à-vis the Danish Parliament (‘Borgen’). The venue is easy to reach with metro from Copenhagen airport. Conference hotels are located within walking distance.

The target audience for the 15th GCET is individuals from all parts of the world who are interested in the exchange of ideas, information, and research findings about environmental taxation issues and sustainable economic development, including:
* Academics from universities and higher education in the fields of law, economics, taxation, accounting, public administration, environmental studies, etc.,

* Government officials from ministries and departments of finance, taxation, energy, water, environment,  natural resources etc. including from provincial/state/territorial levels,
* International and Non-Governmental Organization representatives, Tax and Accounting professionals, private sector executives, and experts.

We look forward to welcome you to Copenhagen,

Professor Mikael Skou Andersen, Aarhus University.

About GCET

The GCET has been held every year since 2000 as an international meeting of specialists and a forum for the exchange of ideas and research findings on environmental taxation and other market based instruments designed to protect the environment and foster sustainability.

About Copenhagen

Copenhagen has been officially designated as the European Green Capital in 2014. It is a cycling city where more than 1/3 arrive to their daily work cycling and Copenhagen aims to be carbon neutral by 2025 with renewable energy and its extensive district heating. Take a stroll along ‘Strøget’, the longest pedestrian street in the world. Take the opportunity to visit one of the world-renowned restaurants or a café in Nyhavn. Also don't miss a visit to the famous Tivoli Gardens or The Little Mermaid, immortalized by Hans Christian Andersen. You can get a taste of Copenhagen here; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NidAarjA0s4&feature=youtu.be

GCET15 conference co-chairs

Prof. Mikael Skou Andersen, Aarhus University, Dept. of Environmental Science and Dept. of Agroecology

Prof. Birgitte Egelund Olsen, Aarhus University, Department of Law

Dr. Stefan U. Speck, European Environment Agency, Copenhagen

About the host

The host of the 15th Global Conference on Environmental Taxation is Aarhus University. Founded in 1928 Aarhus University is Denmark's second oldest university and the largest.


Important dates

Deadline for submission of abstracts: May 10th 2014.

Notification of acceptance of papers: June 10th 2014

Paper submission deadline: September 1st 2014.

Deadline for early registrations: June 30th 2014

Deadline by which presenting authors must be registered in order for their presentation to be included in the programme: August 1st 2014

Registration opens: March 2014

Conference venue: Eigtveds Pakhus

The Global Conference on Environmental Taxation will be held in Copenhagen at Eigtveds Pakhus

Venue adress:

Asiatisk Plads 2 G
1448 København K, Denmark