This is a prime opportunity for climate and tax activists to work together at the domestic and international level to further tax reform to equitably raise funds for domestic and global climate investments, to reduce incentives for pollution offshoring, and to support emission reductions around the world.
A two-pillar framework agreed to by the OECD for taxing large multinational corporations represents a paradigm shift in the way that these companies are taxed—allocating the right to tax certain excess profits of very large companies to “market” jurisdictions and creating a global minimum corporate tax— but concerns about the long-term political viability of the proposal merit consideration.
The OECD two-pillar approach represents a historic opportunity to address global challenges. Serious equity concerns persist around the process and the current framework, though. Without an equitable final framework, it is hard to imagine that any agreement will be sustainable, as per G-24 warnings.