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The Green Fiscal Policy Network organizes regional workshops and other events on topics related to the role of fiscal policies in the transition to an inclusive green economy. Information on upcoming, recent and past events organised by the Network, our partners and other organisations can be found below.

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June 2017

International Conference: Unlocking Private Finance for Energy Efficiency and Greener, Low-Carbon Growth in the Eastern Partnership and Central Asia Countries

June 29 - June 30
Senne Ballroom, Marriott Hotel Grand Place, Rue Auguste Orts 3-7, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium,

This conference, jointly organized by OECD, UNECE, UN Environment and UNIDO, will identify key challenges and ways forward to better align financial mechanisms with policy reforms to speed and scale up green investments in support of energy efficient and low-carbon growth, new business opportunities and green jobs in the Eastern Partnership countries and Central Asia. Topics to be discussed include: the lessons learned from mobilising capital markets to finance the transition to a green economy; the role of public authorities in…

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Energy Transitions, Fossil Fuel Subsidies and International Law

June 30 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm CEST
Sala del Camino, Villa Salviati, 50139 Firenze, Italy,

Climate scientists have argued that oil, gas and coal reserves must remain unexploited to limit global warming increases to 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. Yet governments are continuing to provide financial support for the increased production and consumption of such reserves. This lecture organised by the European University Institute (EUI) by Dr Margaret A. Young (Associate Professor, Melbourne Law School) demonstrates that states have fragmented international legal obligations regarding support for fossil fuel production. It traverses the trade regime's…

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July 2017

Executive Training on Sustainable Investments in Agriculture

July 12 - July 21
Columbia University, New York, United States + Google Map

This annual Executive Training is organised by the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment (CCSI). The program focuses on responsible investment in the agriculture sector, exploring some of the challenges and opportunities including developing robust legal and fiscal frameworks; negotiating equitable deals with investors; leveraging investments for greater sustainable development outcomes; and mitigating environmental impacts while protecting human rights. For further details about the programme, visit the CCSI website.

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September 2017

18th Global Conference on Environmental Taxation (GCET18)

September 27 - September 29
Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort & Spa, 245 E. Ina Rd.
Tucson, AZ AZ 85704 United States
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The Global Conference on Environmental Taxation (GCET) has been held every year since 2000, bringing together specialists from around the world and providing a forum for the exchange of ideas and research findings on environmental taxation and other market-based instruments. GCET18 is hosted by the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law and will focus on Innovation Addressing Climate Change Challenges: Local and Global Perspectives. Topics to be explored at the conference include: Climate change policy, biodiversity protection,…

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October 2017

Climate Change 2017: Politics, Progress and Potential

October 9 @ 9:30 am - October 10 @ 1:30 pm BST
Chatham House, 10 St James's Square
London, SW1Y 4LE United Kingdom
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This 21st annual Chatham House Climate Change conference centers around the question of whether and how the ambition of policy-makers to take action on climate change needs to be reassessed in the context of Brexit and the new US presidential administration. Topics include the current extent of carbon pricing schemes and the prospects for expansion, climate change-related risks to financial markets and efforts to manage these and the problem of under-realized mitigation opportunities (such as land use, international transport and…

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OECD Green Investment Financing Forum

October 10 - October 11
OECD, Paris, France + Google Map

The OECD Green Investment Financing Forum (GIFF) is an annual event aimed to promote dialogue and enhance understanding between countries and institutions interested in mobilising private investment financing for low carbon and climate-resilient infrastructure. Sessions will discuss a number of different issues including 'The role of publically capitalised green banks and public financial institutions in promoting investment in domestic green infrastructure', 'International public climate finance: Mobilising private investment to bridge financing gaps', and other issues.  Speakers include high-level representatives from…

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November 2017

RENAC Open Training on Environmental Fiscal Reform for the Energy Sector

November 20 @ 8:00 am - November 22 @ 5:00 pm CET
RENAC’s Training Center, Berlin, Germany + Google Map

Training seminar organised by the Renewables Academy AG (RENAC) together with Green Budget Europe (GBE) will focus on environmental fiscal reform (EFR) policy instruments and the EFR policy cycle, the reform of environmentally harmful subsidies in the energy sector, measures to address social impacts of EFR, regulatory and pricing frameworks for renewable energy and linkages between fossil fuel subsidy reform and renewable energy deployment. The deadline for registration is 9 October 2017. For further information visit the RENAC website.

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February 2018

First Global Conference of Inter-agency Platform for Collaboration on Tax

February 14, 2018 - February 16, 2018
United Nations Headquarters in New York, 46th Street and 1st Avenue
New York, United States
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The Inter-agency Platform for Collaboration on Tax plans to hold its first global conference on the theme of 'Taxation and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)'. The conference aims to take forward the global dialogue on the role of tax in achieving the SDGs, and seek country insights on relevant challenges and opportunities. Proposed thematic areas include: Domestic resource mobilization and the State; Role of tax in supporting sustainable economic growth, investment and trade; Tax and the social dimension: addressing poverty,…

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