DOI: 10.5553/RP/048647001993035003445

Res PublicaAccess_open


De politieke strijd rond de invoering van de ecotaks

Een getuigenis

Show PDF
Abstract Statistics Citation
This article has been viewed times.
This article been downloaded 0 times.
Suggested citation
Magda Aelvoet and Chris Steenwegen, "De politieke strijd rond de invoering van de ecotaks", Res Publica, 3-4, (1993):445-457

    Agalev and Ecolo (the green parties in Flanders and Wallonia) consented to supporting the institutional reform of Belgium. Product-policy will be assigned to the federal government. Ecotaxes, fiscal instruments that fit in a product policy, are introduced. Three criteria are defined: 1) the primary goal is to bring about a change of behaviour, 2) the revenues are allocated towards environmental policy and 3) alternative products should be available. Whoever wants to know society, must try to change it. The enormous resistance of industry cannot only be explained by economic considerations. Much more, it is a matter of pure power: who has something to say about what. But resistance and desinformaton also came from consumers' organisations, thewritten press in its comments and even from some 'environmental scientists'. Authors wonder what farces will be unleashed when the discussion on 'reducing consumption ' starts.

Dit artikel wordt geciteerd in

Print this article