TSSEF has earlier pointed out how fosil fuel emissions and the handling of the phosphor cycle need to be regulated. We propose a flexible emissions tax. A new report, cited in the INDEPENDENT calls for changes to how we handle nitrogen.
The report by 200 experts from 21 countries warns that in Europe, the costs of nitrogen pollution on air, soils, water, increased greenhouse gases and damage to wildlife was between 70 billion euro and 320 billion euro a year (£62 billion-£282 billion).
The cost works out at between £130 and £650 a year for everyone in Europe.
We cannot continue with economic models that promote externalisation and result in each citizen footing the bill.
Read more about the foundation’s flexible emission fees mechanisms.