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Reducing carbon tax liability

23 Apr 2012, by Informa Insights

The Government’s policy on Climate change has in its center the introduction of the “Carbon Tax”. This means that polluters will pay per tonne of carbon they release into the atmosphere. This cost will initially be set at $23, and increase gradually until 2015, then we will shift to a trading scheme that will let the market set the cost. This is widely thought of as the most effective and least costly mechanism to reduce carbon output and reduce the level of climate change that is occurring.

A price on carbon will introduce costs to approximately 500 businesses which are comprised of Australia’s heaviest polluters. Some of these companies are termed “trade-exposed”, which means that they compete with offshore companies who may not be subject to a similar carbon pricing scheme.

The Federal Government’s new Carbon Tax places a substantial new impost on companies in emissions intensive industries and will also have an indirect effect on other businesses. This conference will provide a detailed discussion on how companies can substantially reduce their carbon tax liability with emphasis on social and environmental responsibility.

Reducing Carbon Tax Liability Forum is a pivotal event for stakeholders affected by the introduction of the carbon tax across each state.

The focus of this event is to provide solution based sessions that will assist companies to prepare for the changes that will occur once the carbon tax is introduced this coming July. This forum aims to provide an objective view point and gather experts from across various sectors to promote a clear view of the supply-chain mechanism following this legislation.

The conference will discuss the legislative, financial and operational impacts on businesses. Through case studies, you will gain an outstanding insight into steps companies are taking towards achieving a reduction in their liabilities in a way of ‘transforming their liabilities into assets’.

Topics to be discussed include:
• Training and recruitment for carbon related careers
• Carbon Farming Initiative
• Quantifying and managing exposure through the supply chain
• Energy Management – AGL’s proactive engagement with its commercial & industrial customer base
• The effects of the carbon tax on international competitiveness

Check out the official Reducing Carbon Tax Liability Forum website if you’d like more information on speakers, sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, pricing and registration. Alternatively, comment here and we’ll respond!

Note: The Earlybird registration price for the Forum finishes 10 May 2012. Don’t miss out!

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