This book gives detailed examples of taxation and subsidy measures that were developed in order to achieve specific environmental results. It shows how governments have met some of the challenges of integrating environment and economic issues and developing tools that fit their needs. The examples can help other governments tackle the issues for themselves.
The cases sited can form part of the foundation of a more general approach to government budgets and integrated decision making. This is needed so that all aspects of financial decision making in governments can take environmental and social aspects into account.