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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

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.



Jesús Gascón Catalán, Director of the Spanish Tax Agency

Ian Parry, Principal Green Fiscal Policy Expert, Fiscal Affairs Department, International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Joy Kim, Senior Economist, Resources and Markets Branch, UN Environment

Philip Gass, Senior Policy Advisor, Energy Programme, Global Subsidies Initiative (GSI)

Jacqueline Cottrell, Senior Policy Advisory, Green Budget Europe (GBE)

Rob de Jong, Head of Air Quality and Mobility Unit, Economy Division, UN Environment

Kurt Van Dender, Head of the Tax and Environment Unit, Centre for Tax Policy and Administration, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)


Chair: Eike Meyer, Advisor, Climate, Environment, and Infrastructure Division, GIZ


For more information see:

Summary of discussions

How parties are utilizing fiscal instruments to meet the Paris Agreement – Presentation by Philip Gass, GSI

Event flyer


Speaker biographies


Speakers from left to right: Joy Kim (UN Environment), Jesús Gascón Catalán (Spanish Tax Agency), Marta Villar (GCET19 Conference Chair), Philip Gass (GSI)

Panel from left to right: Rob de Jong (UN Environment), Eike Meyer (GIZ), Ian Parry (IMF), Jacqueline Cottrell (GBE), Kurt Van Dender (OECD)





September 28, 2018
8:45 am - 10:30 am
Event Category:


Green Fiscal Policy Network


CEU San Pablo University
Calle Julián Romea 18
Madrid, 28003 Spain