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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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November 2018

High-level seminar on circular economy

November 27 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm CET
European Parliament, Altiero Spinelli building, room A5E-3
Brussels, Belgium
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Green Budget Europe (GBE), together with the Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP) and the Ex’Tax Project Foundation from the Netherlands, is organizing a high-level seminar on the circular economy. The seminar will discuss the results of a project commissioned by the Finnish Innovation Fund (Sitra), which looked at the Finnish economy and – based on best practices in other European countries and initiatives from the BrusselsBrusselsOECD, World Bank and other international institutions – produced a set of proposals on…

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December 2018

Katowice Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC COP 24)

December 3 - December 14
Katowice Poland + Google Map

The Katowice Climate Change Conference will include the 24th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 24) to the UNFCCC, along with meetings of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP), the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA), the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI), and the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Paris Agreement (CMA). A High-Level Ministerial Dialogue (HLMD)…

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

December 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm CET
COP24, Kattowice, Room Narew

UN Environment, together with IMF, IFAD, UNCTAD and WTO, is organizing a side event at the COP24 that will explore how fiscal policies, financial markets and trade can support implementation of countries’ nationally determined contributions (NDCs) to the Paris Climate Agreement. The event will bring together representatives from international organisations to discuss the role of carbon pricing and other mitigation policies; the role of trade and markets in promoting enabling conditions; mobilizing climate finance and developing new risk management instruments…

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

December 12 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm CET
COP24, Kattowice, Room Brussels

The Paris Agreement calls for all financial flows to be “consistent with a pathway towards low GHG emissions and climate-resilient development.” In practice, scaling up private finance and redirecting public investment will be key. Two promising areas are blended finance and effective fiscal policy. On one hand, by using a combination of sources of concessional funding to leverage private investment, blended finance instruments are delivering both attractive returns to private investors and climate outcomes. On the other hand, effective fiscal…

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January 2019

2018 PAGE Ministrial Conference

January 10, 2019 - January 11, 2019
International Conference Centre Cape Town, South Africa + Google Map

The Third Ministerial Conference of the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) - 'Advancing Inclusive and Sustainable Economies'is hosted by the Department of Environmental Affairs of South Africa. It will bring together around 500 innovators and leaders from governments, civil society, private sector, development organizations, media and the general public to highlight and celebrate innovation, entrepreneurship and inclusivity as drivers of green industries, and as the bedrock for a better and more sustainable future for all. The themes of the conference…

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February 2019

World’s First International Research Conference On Carbon Pricing

February 14, 2019 - February 15, 2019
New Delhi, India, India

Research and analysis can underpin effective carbon pricing design and implementation. With the goal to strengthen the knowledge base on carbon pricing and foster an improved understanding of the evolving challenges to its successful application, the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition will convene researchers and practitioners for a Research Conference. Leveraging its high-level membership of governments, private sector, and civil society organizations, the Coalition will draw on outcomes of this conference to help bridge the existing gap between theory and practice, and…

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