Thumbs up for green tax

Six out of Sweden’s top ten entrepreneurs and business leaders welcome a global carbon tax to limit greenhouse gas emissions, shows a fresh survey by Ipsos and Dagens Industri. Only one fifth of those polled consider it to be a bad idea. The transport sector is the most negative, with 43% against such a tax.
“They seem to think that it’s an advantage to have a global system rather than complex, regional rules,” says Ipsos’ analyst Johanna Laurin Gulled.
The Haga Initiative business initiative says the survey reflects an interest from industry to tackle climate change and sends a strong signal to politicians that they have a mandate to push hard for a carbon tax at COP21 in Paris.
The Ipsos survey also shows that a majority of Sweden’s business elite (7 out of ten) lack confidence in the government’s environmental and climate polices.