The Jamaica Environment Trust, JET, says it would support a move to introduce a carbon tax on emissions from fossil fuel.

New documents from the International Monetary Fund suggest that the government is considering imposing environmental and carbon taxes as part of efforts to generate revenue.

A carbon tax is a cess on carbon dioxide emissions produced during the burning of fossil fuels.

The charge, called a carbon price, is the amount that must be paid for the right to emit one tonne of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.

JET CEO, Diana McCaulay says while she supports the move, it should be expanded.

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