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Call for papers/abstract

Aarhus University, Faculty of Business and Social Sciences and Faculty of Science and Technology, invite the submission of papers and abstracts for the 15th Global Conference on Environmental Taxation (GCET), to be held in Copenhagen, Denmark, on 24-26 September 2014. The theme for the conference is Environmental Taxation and Emissions Trading in an Era of Climate Change.

Over the past 15 years, the GCET conferences have materialized as a useful and important meeting place for experts and scholars from all parts of the world taking interest in experiences and insights relating to environmental taxation in a wide sense. The fiscal perspective has also become significant following the recent economic and financial crisis.

With the prospects of a new round of climate negotiations leading up to the Conference of the Parties to take place in Paris in 2015, now is the time for GCET to take stock of the economic, legal and political formulas and challenges for addressing greenhouse gases efficiently and convincingly.

With climate change beginning to bite, a new framework is emerging as well for the management of natural resources and pollution of air, water and soil for which economic instruments remain highly topical. The conference invites submissions related to these wider challenges in an era of climate change, including but not reserved to water management and flooding.

The conference will features a series of parallel sessions exploring a wide range of topics relating to charges, fees, taxes, subsidies, tax expenditures, emissions trading and voluntary approaches from economic, legal and policy perspectives. According to the tradition of the GCET conferences, abstracts by academic scholars are encouraged as well as abstracts from experts representing national and international administrations and organisations.

All abstracts must be submitted in word format to the conference email at:


The submission deadline is 10 May 2014. Abstracts will be accepted on a rolling basis, so that early notifications might be made, allowing participants to register early for the conference.

Format and style of abstracts:


To be presented in Times New Roman (TNR) of 11 pt; double space; left alignment.

Document title:

To be presented in TNR 11 pt, centered, bold and capital letters.


The name of the author and co-authors in TNR of 11 pt., bold and centered, and should be placed below the title. The name of the presenting author must be underlined.


To be numbered in increasing order and their corresponding titles in TNR of 11 pt and bold. Within each section, the titles of the subsections must be in TNR of 11 pt.


Abstracts should not exceed 400 words. No figures, tables, footnotes, endnotes or other references should be included in the abstract.

Accepted papers should not exceed 6,000 words, including figures, tables, footnotes, endnotes and other references.