Environmentally related taxes

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A broader use of environmental taxation or other pricing instruments such as emission trading systems is one of the most efficient and effective ways to promote green growth. Environmentally related taxes increase the cost of polluting products or activities, which discourages their consumption and production – regardless of whether this was the intended purpose of the tax or not.
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Country
As a share of GDP, %, 2014
As a share of total tax revenue, %, 2014
Per capita, USD, 2014
Argentina ARG 1.3 4.02 265.88
Australia AUS 1.91 7.77* 849.6
Austria AUT 2.89 6.72 1241.97
Belgium BEL 2.02 4.51 792.06
Brazil BRA 0.6 1.76 89.9
Canada CAN 1.15 3.7 480.41
Switzerland CHE 1.77 6.57 938.32
Chile CHL 1.21 6.09 250.93
China CHN 1.33 7.1 160.64
Côte d'Ivoire CIV 0.09 0.53 2.86
Cameroon CMR 0.81 5.04 22.5
Colombia COL 0.4 1.95 49.35
Costa Rica CRI 2.21 9.79 307.77
Czech Republic CZE 2.65 7.93 732.92
Germany DEU 1.95 5.38 826.44
Denmark DNK 4.11 8.18 1741.18
Dominican Republic DOM 2.02 14.28 249.8
Spain ESP 1.89 5.59 588.02
Estonia EST 2.56 7.95 646.18
Finland FIN 2.88 6.57 1080
France FRA 1.97 4.36 737.78
United Kingdom GBR 2.31 7.2 886.94
Greece GRC 2.79 7.69 647.46
Guatemala GTM 0.83 6.54 57.67
Honduras HND 2.17 10.95 99.4
Hungary HUN 2.59 6.81 600.71
India IND 0.95 13.37 50.72
Ireland IRL 2.23 7.62 1047.93
Iceland ISL 2 5.17 827.13
Israel ISR 2.97 9.59 915.13
Italy ITA 3.85 8.8 1234.74
Japan JPN 1.5 5.09* 524.04
Korea KOR 2.25* 9.25* 734.87*
Luxembourg LUX 2 5.25 1726.54
Mexico MEX 0.06 -1.78* 9.02
Mauritius MUS 2.68 13.43 464.95
Malaysia MYS 0.24* 1.45* 54.32*
Nicaragua NIC 1.28 6.32 59.07
Netherlands NLD 1.19 9.03* 528.16
Norway NOR 2.12 5.42 1268.5
New Zealand NZL 1.35 4.19 449.89
OECD OECD 1.56 5.07 571.1
Peru PER 0.45 2.42 50.98
Philippines PHL 0.21* 1.28* 12.93*
Poland POL 1.93* 6.01* 434.24*
Portugal PRT 2.2 6.41 566.46
Rwanda RWA 1.19 7.38 18.4
Senegal SEN 1.63 8.1 35.55
Slovak Republic SVK 1.73 5.62 459.49
Slovenia SVN 3.86 10.58 1057.7
Sweden SWE 2.21 5.18 945.67
Tunisia TUN 1.15 3.77 123.17
Turkey TUR 3.83 13.31 692.84
Uruguay URY 1.69 6.25 329.2
United States USA 0.72 2.77 366.73
South Africa ZAF 2.29 8.22 283.45