Extractives and taxation

Addressing the challenges in taxation of minerals, in order to ensure that the Global South will benefit from the energy transition.

TV Studio 5
Lab debate
Tuesday, June 15, 2021
12:00 to 12:45

The energy transition will lead to a new demand for minerals as the demand for fossil fuels declines. Countries in the global South have already missed out on significant amounts of potential revenue from extractive companies due to gaps in tax systems and harmful tax incentives. Tax havens, tax treaties and a lack of transparency exacerbate these challenges. Countries must strengthen their tax policies to improve domestic resource mobilisation, finance the SDGs, ensure a just transition, and costing-in of externalities. At the same time, EU Member States must ensure their policies are not enabling tax avoidance and evasion. As the energy transition increases demand for minerals, these issues must be urgently addressed in order to ensure the global South does not miss out yet again.

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Organised by


Christian HALLUM
Tax Policy Lead
Acting Director
European Commission - Directorate-General for International Partnerships
Senior Policy Staff, Development Finance Program
Asian Peoples' Movement on Debt and Development
Co-Head Policy and Programmes / Advisor Natural Resources and Just Transition