. The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) is the world’s leading provider of international cooperation services for sustainable development. In terms of the environment, GIZ assists its partners in identifying the wide range of causes of risks. It helps modernise environmental policy at all levels, advises on regional environmental cooperation and develops strategies to embed environmental protection in other areas of policy. For more about the GIZ’s work on Green Economy, click here.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is an organization of 188 countries, working to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic growth, and reduce poverty around the world. In the environmental area, the IMF’s work includes research on the case for, and design of, fiscal policies to ‘get prices right’, that is, to reflect climate damages and other environmental side effects in the price of energy and other products). For more about the IMF’s environmental work, click here.The United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) provides leadership and encourages partnership in caring for the environment by inspiring, informing, and enabling nations and people to improve their quality of life without compromising that of future generations. UN Environment’s work on fiscal policy is part of its Inclusive Green Economy Initiative and covers different sectors and issues including: extractives, water, climate change, sustainable, low-emission transport, agriculture and deforestation, sound chemicals management, ecosystem management and mobilising resources for green finance among others. In addition, UN Environment is a founding member of the Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP). For more about UN Environment’s fiscal policy work, click here.
The Green Fiscal Policy Network also works with a number of associated partners to enable wider outreach, knowledge development and information sharing.
GBE – Green Budget Europe (GBE) is a European expert platform on environmental taxation and green fiscal reform. GBE organizes and participates in events to foster dialogue, conducts and disseminates research and best practices, engages with policy-makers and provides input to political processes. For more information on GBE’s work, click here.
IISD – The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) is an independent, non-profit organization that provides practical solutions to the challenge of integrating environmental and social priorities with economic development. IISD reports on international negotiations, conducts rigorous research, and engages citizens, businesses and policy-makers in the shared goal of developing sustainably. For more information on IISD’s work on fiscal policy and the Global Subsidies Initiative (GSI), click here.
GBG – Green Budget Germany is a non-governmental organisation that was founded in 1994 to support the introduction of an Environmental Tax Reform in Germany. In recent years, GBG’s focus has expanded to cover market-oriented eco-fiscal policies around the world. A key concern of GBG’s work is to improve communication and public awareness of environmental fiscal reform. For more information on GBG, click here.
IIED – International Institute for Environment and Development is a policy and action research organisation promoting sustainable development and linking local priorities to global challenges. Based in London, IIED works on five continents with some of the world’s most vulnerable people to strengthen their voice in the decision-making arenas that affect them. For more information on IIED, click here.
CAPE – The Climate Action Peer Exchange (CAPE) is a capacity-building forum for peer-to-peer knowledge sharing and advisory support. Hosted at the World Bank, CAPE brings together finance ministers and other relevant stakeholders to design climate-smart macroeconomic and fiscal instruments to mitigate and adapt to climate change, and to develop financing strategies for implementing the Nationally Determined Contributions agreed at COP21. CAPE is a key part of the WBG’s contribution to the NDC Partnership, a global initiative advancing NDC implementation work around the world. For more about CAPE, click here.
CPI – Climate Policy Initiative (CPI). With deep expertise in policy and finance, Climate Policy Initiative works to improve the most important energy and land use practices around the world. Our mission is to help governments, businesses, and financial institutions drive growth while addressing climate risk. With a global reach and offices in Brazil, Europe, India, Indonesia, and the United States, CPI is widely recognized as a leader on tracking investment trends, ensuring effective use of public and private resources, and developing transformative solutions for a low-carbon, climate-resilient future. For more about CPI, click here.
The Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC) is a scientific think tank that assesses strategies for sustainable management of the commons, including natural commons such as land and the atmosphere, as well as social commons such as public infrastructure. Seven working groups conduct research on the topics of economic growth and development, resource management, cities and infrastructure, governance and policy assessments. A special focus is on scientific policy advice: The MCC aims to identify synergies and trade-off between different policy objectives in the context of climate change and sustainable development, and to provide the basis for public debate and policy making. For 2016 the MCC was designated by the International Center for Climate Governance (ICCG) as the best climate think tank in Europe. The MCC was jointly founded by the Mercator Foundation and the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK). For more about MCC, click here.
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) works in nearly 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion. UNDP helps countries to develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities and build resilience in order to sustain development results. UNDP focuses on helping countries build and share solutions in three main areas: sustainable development, democratic governance and peacebuilding, climate and disaster resilience. UNDP encourages the protection of human rights and the empowerment of women, minorities and the poorest and most vulnerable in its activities. UNDP’s work on greening fiscal policies is implemented through global, regional and national projects and partnerships such as the Biodiversity Finance Initiative, the Governance Of Climate Change Finance Programme, the Poverty and Environment Initiative, and the Partnership for Action on Green Economy. For more information about UNDP work on environment and climate change, click here.