The idea of a contribution on international financial transactions is an old one and was in the air when the Leading Group started work, but it was reactivated when the financial crisis began at the end of 2008. Promoted by NGOs in particular, it is one of the options in the Landau report.
The Sustainable Development Dialogues, organized during the Rio+20 Conference, is an initiative of the Government of Brazil supported by the United Nations in order to include the civil society in the reflection process on actions to take for sustainable development. A list of 30 recommandations was adopted thanks to 1.4 million votes from 193 countries. The creation of a tax on international financial transactions for sustainable development appears among these recommandations.
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