Measuring the trade-off between greenhouse gas emissions and nutrition due to carbon consumption taxes in the UK

C Revoredo-Giha, Neil Chalmers, F Akaichi

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Abstract

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) associated with food consumption is a particularly important issue given the recent concerns regarding climate change and diet. This paper modelled the effects of ad-valorem and carbon consumption taxes on different food products and found that taxing high carbon food products will likely result in a decrease in carbon emissions and intake of less beneficial nutrients (such as saturated fats and sugars). However, the taxes will also likely result in small reductions of beneficial nutrients which are currently under consumed in the UK. This may cause concern to policymakers and suggests the importance of monitoring nutrient intakes with regards to a potential introduction of carbon taxes.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages19
DOIs
Publication statusPrint publication - 16 Apr 2018
EventAnnual Conference of the Agricultural Economics Society - Warwick, United Kingdom
Duration: 16 Apr 201818 Apr 2018
Conference number: 92

Conference

ConferenceAnnual Conference of the Agricultural Economics Society
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityWarwick
Period16/04/1818/04/18

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