How to green the Andean Community Law?: Proposals to insert carbon pricing policies in a context of green recovery in the Andean Community

Pablo Guillermo Peña Alegría, María Ángela Sasaki Otani, Carlos Trinidad Alvarado

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The global pandemic crisis has created a valuable opportunity to promote green recovery policies at the level of regional integration blocks that are tightly aligned to climate policies, including carbon pricing. The European Union’s Green Deal is an example. We propose that the Andean Community (CAN, by its acronym in Spanish) follows that example by establishing carbon pricing policies in its community law framework, adapting it to its level of regional integration and to the needs of its member countries. We suggest five ideas of carbon pricing policies that Andean countries could adopt within the CAN: phasing out of fossil fuel subsidies, regulating a border-adjustment carbon tax, creating a regional carbon tax, defining a reference social carbon price, and establishing a regional carbon market. To achieve them, the Andean Community can choose between establishing community legislation of uniformization or harmonization. We argue that harmonization is the best option because it would allow for setting a realistic and viable goal, freeing each member country to decide how to attain it.
Idioma originalEspañol
Páginas (desde-hasta)73-106
Número de páginas34
PublicaciónDerecho PUCP
EstadoPublicada - 1 jun. 2021

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