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.
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…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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.…Find out more »
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-eventFind out more »
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…Find out more »
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…Find out more »