Webbläsaren som du använder stöds inte av denna webbplats. Alla versioner av Internet Explorer stöds inte längre, av oss eller Microsoft (läs mer här: * https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/windows/end-of-ie-support).

Var god och använd en modern webbläsare för att ta del av denna webbplats, som t.ex. nyaste versioner av Edge, Chrome, Firefox eller Safari osv.

Jakob Skovgaard

Jakob Skovgaard

Docent | Universitetslektor | Principal Investigator BECC

Jakob Skovgaard

The unlikely Mexican carbon tax—a question of economic-environmental synergies?

Författare

  • Jakob Skovgaard
  • Sofia Sacks Ferrari

Summary, in English

In 2013, Mexico was the first developing country to adopt a carbon tax, confounding expectations that adoption of such taxes is mostly driven by international commitments and hindered by economic concerns: Mexico was not subject to international climate commitments and constituted an economy dependent on oil and exports to its NAFTA trading partners, which did not price carbon. To address this puzzle, we examine the relationship between environmental and economic factors in the adoption of the tax and whether they originate from the international or national level. We find that the idea of carbon pricing was introduced from abroad, allowing entrepreneurs to frame the carbon tax as economically and environmentally beneficial and build a coalition spanning economic and environmental actors. The 2012 elections and resulting fiscal reform moved the tax onto the legislative agenda and secured its passage.

Avdelning/ar

  • Statsvetenskapliga institutionen
  • BECC: Biodiversity and Ecosystem services in a Changing Climate

Publiceringsår

2022

Språk

Engelska

Publikation/Tidskrift/Serie

Journal of Environmental Planning and Management

Dokumenttyp

Artikel i tidskrift

Förlag

Taylor & Francis

Ämne

  • Globalization Studies

Nyckelord

  • carbon taxes
  • economic-environmental relations
  • Mexico
  • policy adoption
  • policy process

Status

Epub

Projekt

  • A price on carbon emissions: What makes states adopt carbon pricing policies?

ISBN/ISSN/Övrigt

  • ISSN: 0964-0568