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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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February 2017

Webinar: Zombie Energy – Climate benefits of ending subsidies to fossil fuel production

February 16 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm CET
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This webinar, hosted by IISD’s Global Subsidies Initiative (GSI), convened experts to explore how ending subsidies to fossil fuel production will not only save governments billions of dollars, but will also help reduce greenhouse gas emissions driving climate change. The discussion was moderated by Greg Muttitt, Senior Advisor at Oil Change International. Speakers included: Dr. Ivetta Gerasimchuk, IISD, on benefits of ending global subsidies to production of all fossil fuels Peter Erickson, SEI US Center, on benefits of ending subsidies to oil production in the…

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December 2016

Regional workshop – Financing for the SDGs: The role of fiscal reforms, revenue management and sovereign wealth funds in the extractive sector

December 7, 2016 - December 8, 2016
Novotel Bangkok Ploenchit Sukhumvit, 566 Ploenchit Road Lumpini Patumwan
Bangkok, 10330 Thailand
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This workshop organised by the Green Fiscal Policy Network, in collaboration with the UNDP-UNEP Poverty Environment Initiative Asia-Pacific explored how to raise and use revenues from the extractive sector to support the SDGs, while reducing some of the negative environmental and social impacts of mining activities. The workshop brought together representatives from Australia, China, Germany, India, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Norway, Nepal, Philippines, Thailand, Timor Leste and Vietnam, providing a valuable opportunity for countries in the Asia Pacific region…

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September 2016

Political dynamics and implementation of socially inclusive green fiscal reform

September 22, 2016 - September 23, 2016
Leonard Springerlaan 2, 9727 KB
Groningen, Netherlands

During the 17th Global Conference on Environmental Taxation (GCET), the Green Fiscal Policy Network in collaboration with UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (UN ECLAC) and Green Budget Europe (GBE) organized a special workshop series on the political dynamics of implementing green fiscal reforms. Sessions focused on tax design, the role of green fiscal reform in delivering the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and carbon pricing.   Event flyer Summary of GCET special workshop Session 1 presentations Kurt…

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May 2016

Making Paris Happen – The role of fiscal policies for a low-carbon, inclusive green economy

May 31, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm CEST
United Nations Office in Brussels, Rue Montoyer 14
Brussels, B-1000 Belgium
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The Green Fiscal Policy Network in cooperation with Green Budget Germany organised a side-event at the 2016 EU Green Week to explore how fiscal policies can support implementation of the Paris Climate Agreement.  A keynote speech by Hans Eichel (Former Finance Minister, Germany 1999-2005) was followed by a high-level panel discussion with European, international and national experts. Discussions focused on current approaches to carbon pricing at EU and national level, challenges faced and the need for further action on all fronts to meet the Paris targets.…

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December 2015

Fiscal policies for a low carbon and inclusive green economy: The role of fossil fuel subsidy reform

December 4, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm CET
German Pavilion, Hall 2B, Le Bourget
Paris, France
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The Green Fiscal Policy Network together with the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) organized a side-event at the UNFCCC COP21 on how fiscal policies, in particular fossil fuel subsidy reform, can support climate objectives. Discussions focused on experiences with fossil fuel subsidy reform, how to better integrate subsidy reform in Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs), challenges and the way forward. Event flyer Agenda Summary of COP21 side-event

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April 2014

Regional workshop – Reforming Fossil Fuel Subsidies for an Inclusive Green Economy

April 28, 2014 - April 29, 2014
UN Environment Headquarters Nairobi, Kenya + Google Map

The second regional workshop of the Green Fiscal Policy Network was organised in collaboration with the Global Subsidies Initiative and explored policies that support the production and use of fossil fuels, share countries’ experiences with subsidy reform, and identified remaining knowledge gaps in terms of data, methodology, and policy guidance. It brought together representatives from ministries of finance, energy and environment from 40 countries, mostly in Africa, providing an opportunity for countries to discuss the opportunities and challenges they face…

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October 2012

Regional workshop – Fiscal Policies Towards an Inclusive Green Economy

October 3, 2012 - October 4, 2012
Centre International de Conférences Genève CCV Building, 17 rue de Varembé
Geneva, CH - 1211 Switzerland
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The first regional workshop of the Green Fiscal Policy Network organised jointly by UNEP-IMF-GIZ brought together representatives from finance and environment ministries to share and discuss experiences and best practices for driving a green economy through fiscal policy reforms. The workshop also encouraged an exchange of best practices among countries, highlighted the importance of stronger cooperation between finance and environment ministries, and identified knowledge gaps for future research. For a summary of discussions, click here. For links to presentations at the…

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