AERU AGRICULTURE & ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH UNIT
 

Development of environmental banding for the Government's proposed pesticide tax

AERU were involved in a research project to design a pesticide tax / charge scheme for the UK. The work was funded by Department for the Environment, Transport and the Regions (DETR) and was lead by ECOTEC in collaboration with AERU, Central Science Lab (CSL), the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne and Economics for the Environment Consultancy (EFTEC). The specific role of AERU was to develop a system that would band pesticides according to their potential environmental impact. This banding would then be used to set different levels of tax/charge, with the aim of setting a higher tax/charge for more environmentally damaging pesticides to discourage their use.

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Prof. Kathy Lewis

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