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Oil Nations Asked to Consider Carbon Tax On Exports

Nov 21, 2012
(Guardian)

The world's largest oil-exporting countries have been asked to consider imposing a small carbon tax on oil as a way to break the deadlock over finance for poorer countries in the UN climate talks.

The Ecuador-led initiative, submitted to the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec), could see a 3-5% tax levied on every barrel of oil exported to rich countries. This could potentially raise $40-60bn a year for the green climate fund, what is expected to be the principle route of funding for developing countries to adapt to climate change.