Design Options for Employing a Carbon Tax in Turkey

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In this EDAM policy paper, Research Assistant Gökşin Bavbek analyzes the main design elements that should be considered in the potential adoption of a carbon tax in Turkey. The main issues included in the report are the determination of the tax rate, determination of the scope of the tax in terms of sectors and gases, the utilization of the revenues generated by the tax and possible ways to mitigate the potential negative effects of the tax. In the final part of the paper, several policy recommendations are also included with the aim of achieving the highest level of carbon mitigation with the least cost.

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