Report: ‘People’s payout’ gathers steam as a fairer way to tax carbon

This article discusses how a ‘People’s payout’ is gathering steam as a fairer way to tax carbon. How the revenues from levies on fossil fuel are used – and communicating the benefits of a greener economy to citizens – are essential to gain public acceptance, experts say.

George Marshall, a lead author of a World Bank guide issued in December on communicating carbon pricing, said consulting the public was crucial – though often skipped – in designing policies to make people pay more for fossil fuels.

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