Factsheet: Environmental Charges Act

Environmental Charges Act

Key Information
Full name of Instrument & Measure (English): 
Environmental Charges Act
Full name of Instrument & Measure (native language): 
Keskkonnatasude seadus (lühend - KeTS)
Description: 
The Environmental Charges Act provides the basis for the right to apply charges for the exploitation and pollution of natural resources. The pollution charge may be replaced by environmental investment, if the polluter applies environmental protection measures which guarantee at least a 15% reduction of pollutants or waste within the next three years.
Goal/Aim: 
Reduce pollution and stimulate the protection of natural resources.
Responsible Authority: 
Ministry of the Environment

Status:

Year Instrument & Measure Started: 
2006
Year Instrument & Measure Ended: 
2014