The Roles of Fiscal Policy, Financial Markets and Trade in Implementing the Paris Agreement

12 December 2018 – The 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) took place in Katowice, Poland from 3-14 December. IFAD, IMF, UNCTAD, UN Environment and WTO organized a panel discussion at the Conference on...

Opportunity at UN Environment on fiscal policy

The Economy Division at UN Environment is hiring a consultant to support its work on green fiscal policy. The deadline for applications is 20 January 2019. For further details and to apply, please see the Job Opening on the UN Careers website.

Revised Carbon Tax Bill introduced to South African Parliament

30 November 2018 - The South African Minister of Finance introduced the revised Carbon Tax Bill (Bill) to Parliament. The carbon tax is expected to take effect on 1 June 2019 and will be implemented in a phased approach with the first phase running until...

India earned $12 billion by taxing coal production

3 December 2018 - Just before the 13th meeting of the G20 Summit in Buenos Aires, a new report says India collected $12 billion (about Rs 84,000 crore) in 2010-2018 by taxing coal production. This is being cited as an inspiring development to force others in the Group...

Reaching scale with finance: Fiscal policy and blended finance that mobilizes public and private capital for climate action

18 December 2018 – The 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) took place in Katowice, Poland from 3.-14 . December. The Green Fiscal Policy Network, Climate Policy Initiative (CPI), and the Institute for...

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