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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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April 2018

Fiscal Policies to support NDCs and mobilse green investment

April 12, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EAT
United Nations Complex, United Nations Avenue, off Limuru Road
Gigiri, Kenya
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The 10th Africa Carbon Forum was held from 10-13 April 2018 in Nairobi, Kenya. The Forum focused on how to further strengthen engagement between State and non‐State actors in key sectors to achieve enhanced climate action and support sustainable development. The Green Fiscal Policy Network (GFPN) in collaboration with the World Bank’s Climate Action Peer Exchange (CAPE) organised a Plenary Session on Fiscal policy to support Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and mobilize green investment at the Forum. The session examined country…

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July 2018

HLPF side-event: Paris Collaborative on Green Budgeting – Using the tools of budgetary policy-making towards the implementation of SDGs

July 16, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
Conference Room 5, UN Conference Building, New York, New York, United States + Google Map

The Paris Collaborative on Green Budgeting aims to support governments to “green” their fiscal policy and embed environmental sustainability commitments and green growth within budget and policy frameworks. This implies using national expenditure and revenue processes to support climate and environmental goals towards sustainable and resilient societies. This side-event hosted by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), in collaboration with UN Environment and the governments of France and Mexico, took place during the 2018 High Level Political Forum…

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September 2018

GCET19 side-event: Delivering the Paris Climate Agreement – The role of green fiscal reforms in the transport sector

September 28, 2018 @ 8:45 am - 10:30 am CEST
CEU San Pablo University, Calle Julián Romea 18
Madrid, 28003 Spain

The 19th Global Conference on Environmental Taxation (GCET19) took place in Madrid, Spain from 26-28 September 2018. The Green Fiscal Policy Network organised a side-event at the conference on 'Delivering the Paris Climate Agreement - The role of green fiscal reforms in the transport sector'. This event examined how green fiscal reforms in the transport sector can support countries’ efforts to mitigate GHG emissions and mobilize climate financing to meet their commitments under the Paris Climate Agreement.   SPEAKERS AND…

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December 2018

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

December 12, 2018 @ 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 to incentivise private investment are blended finance and fiscal policy. On the 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…

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March 2019

Delivering the Green State Development Strategy: Vision 2040 – The role of green fiscal policies

March 13 @ 8:30 am - 5:30 pm GYT
Georgetown Georgetown, Guyana

Within the framework of Guyana’s Green State Development Strategy (GSDS), a national development plan providing long-term vision and guidance for Guyana's economic, social and environmental development, the Guyanese Ministry of Finance together with the Partnership for Action on the Green Economy (PAGE) and the UN Environment Programme organized a technical workshop on the role of fiscal policy for the GSDS. The workshop discussed i.e. the overall context and financing strategy for the GSDS, in particular the role of fiscal policies…

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5th Regional Dialogue about Climate Finance in Latin America and the Caribbean

March 19 @ 8:00 am - March 20 @ 5:00 pm CST
San José, Costa Rica San José, Costa Rica

During the fifth “Regional Dialogue about Climate Finance in Latin America and the Caribbean” organized by the Ministry of Environment and Energy of Costa Rica, the Green Fiscal Policy Network and UN ECLAC hosted a session on the creation of framework conditions for the mobilization of internal resources for low carbon development. This event allowed participants to share experiences on the progress made to date in achieving NDC goals, and to discuss the challenges and opportunities associated with meeting those…

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XXXI UN ECLAC Regional Fiscal Policy Seminar

March 25 @ 8:30 am - March 26 @ 6:00 pm CLST
United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), Av. Dag Hammarskjöld 3477
Santiago, Chile
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The 31st “Regional Fiscal Policy Seminar” organized by the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (UNECLAC) took place in Santiago, Chile on March 25th and 26th, 2019. The seminar is a vital forum for dialogue on fiscal policy in the region, bringing together international experts from authorities, international organizations, academia, civil society and the private sector. It was kicked-off with a presentation of this years “Panorama de Political Fiscal en America Latina y el Caribe” publication.…

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Expert Meeting on “Economic instruments for the internalization of environmental costs” organized jointly by UN ECLAC and the Green Fiscal Policy Network

March 27 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm CLST
United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), Av. Dag Hammarskjöld 3477
Santiago, Chile
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On March 27th, 2019, an expert meeting on “Economic instruments for the internalization of environmental costs” co-organized by the Green Fiscal Policy Network was hosted by the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (UNECLAC). The objective was to discuss economic policy strategies and instruments that contribute to the achievement of the climate goals, as well as their link to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The experts present at the meeting discussed whether climate policies could become…

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April 2019

Launch of The Coalition of Finance Ministers for Climate Action

April 13 @ 12:30 am - 2:00 pm CEST
Washington, DC United States + Google Map

On the 13th of April, the World Bank hosted the launch of the Coalition of Finance Ministers for Climate Action, during the 2019 WB/IMF Spring Meetings in Washington, D.C.. This follows the Sherpa meeting in Helsinki in February 2019, where key documents were drafted to guide the Coalition, including a set of common principles on the use of fiscal policy and public finance to support climate action. The newly formed Coalition aims to become a platform to promote fiscal policies, mobilization…

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June 2019

The Global NDC Conference 2019 – Green Fiscal Policy Session

June 13 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm CEST

The Global NDC Conference took place in Berlin between the 12 and the 14 of June 2019. The aim of the Conference is to inspire and enable policy makers and practitioners to accelerate the pace and scale of transformational change through NDC implementation in order to reach the long-term goals of the Paris Agreement. A session dedicated to green fiscal policies focused on creating mitigation incentives and mobilizing revenues for climate action through environmental taxes and subsidy reform. The session…

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