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Title:
Re French Carbon Tax: Decision No. 2009-599 DC of Dec. 29, 2009
Party:
France
Region:
Europe
Data source:
Sabin Center
Reference number:
No. 2009-599 DC
Abstract:
French Constitutional Council annulled a tax on carbon emissions. The tax was set at 17 Euros per ton of carbon dioxide. The Council ruled that the proposed tax contained too many exemptions and would not have applied to 93% of industrial emissions.

Key environmental legal questions:

Challenge to proposed French carbon tax
Notes:
Suits against governments; GHG emissions reduction and trading; Other