The use of natural resources is unequally distributed at a global level. Those who use the least resources, bear most of the effects of excessive resource use, above all the impact of climate change. Thus, “environmental inequality” might reinforce income inequality as well as gender inequality, within and between countries. Could environmental taxes be a useful instrument to fight environmental inequality and raise much-needed revenues? Which experiences have been made in countries of the Global South?
Anke Schaﬀartzik called for a radical break with our economic system. Karlygash Kuralbayeva, on the other hand, presented strategies for an orderly transition, especially for resource-rich countries. Rodrigo Pizarro presented in his video statement the green tax reform in Chile. The panel was moderated by Martina Neuwirth from the VIDC. The event began with a short book presentation by Margarete Grandner.