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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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June 2018

Workshop on Circular Economy

June 14 @ 9:00 am - June 19 @ 4:00 pm CEST
Finnish Innovation Fund, ITÄMERENKATU 11-13
Helsinki, 00180, Finland
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The purpose of the workshop is to consult Finnish experts on the different options to promote circular and low-carbon objectives that have been identified by the Institute for European Environmental Studies (IEEP), the Ex’Tax Project Foundation (Ex’Tax) and Green Budget Europe (GBE). The workshop will also look at state subsidies and provide a new opportunity to look into this subject by consulting national experts in the field, while making use of best practices and concrete examples available from other EU…

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May 2018

Fiscal instruments for biodiversity in Europe

May 28 - May 30
International Academy for Nature Conservation, German Baltic sea island of Vilm Germany + Google Map

To achieve several of the SDGs and Aichi targets requires the phase out and reform of biodiversity harmful subsidies and the introduction of economic/fiscal incentives. To this end, the identification, definition and quantification of these subsidies is essential. This international workshop organised by the Federal Agency for Nature Conservation of Germany (BfN) brought together scientists, practioners and policy makers with experiences and/or interest in biodiversity harmful subsidies and environmental taxes for nature conservation to discuss experiences , research results and needs from…

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Fossil Fuel Subsidies, Public Finance and Leveraging Investment for Sustainable Energy via SWAPs

May 23 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CEST
Ved Stranden 18, 1061 Copenhagen Copenhagen, Denmark + Google Map

Fossil fuel subsidies increase energy consumption and act as a barrier to clean energy technologies. As part of the Nordic Clean Energy Week, this event organised by the Global Subsidies Initiative (GSI)/International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) will discuss the potential for reform of fossil fuel subsidies and reallocation of a proportion of the savings to fund the transition to clean energy.For further information, visit the GSI website.

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May 22 - May 24
Kap Europa, Osloer Str. 5
Frankfurt, 60327 Germany
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The Paris Agreement calls for nothing short of the global economic transformation, requiring a fundamental shift in the way most human beings organize their daily lives – from the goods we buy, to the way we light up our homes and power up mobile devices, to the transportation we take to work, to the food on our tables, the roofs over our heads and the environment around us. National climate action strategies or NDCs submitted as part of the Paris…

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April 2018

Fiscal Policies to support NDCs and mobilse green investment

April 12 @ 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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Africa Carbon Forum

April 11 - April 13
Nairobi, Kenya Nairobi, Kenya + Google Map

The 10th Africa Carbon Forum (ACF) will focus on how engagement between State and non‐State actors can be further strengthened in the key sectors for Africa (energy, agriculture and human settlements), including the role of future carbon markets to achieve enhanced climate action, towards the goals of sustainable development. The event will cover: Practical examples of policies, initiatives and actions in Africa; Barriers and enabling measures for engaging climate action in key sectors; Financial instruments and regulatory frameworks; and, Advancing…

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Green Fiscal Reform e-Course

April 9 - June 1

The Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) will deliver the second edition of the moderated e-course ‘Green Fiscal Reform’ (in English) between 9 April – 1 June 2018. Fiscal policies widely impact supply and demand in the economy and are thus an important instrument in policymakers’ toolkit to drive the green transition. The course introduces various concepts, policy instruments and enabling conditions to identify, assess and harness benefits of fiscal policies in the context of the 2030 Development Agenda. Fellowships are available to enable interested learners…

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February 2018

National Academy on Green Economy in South Africa

February 26 - March 2
DBSA Vulindlela Academcy, 1258 Lever Road
Midrand, Gauteng 1685 South Africa
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The National Academy on Green Economy will bring together 150 participants from all nine provinces to share the latest thinking on South Africa’s green economy transition and contribute to enhancing institutional capacities for transformative at sub-national level. The Academy will include a half-day session on green fiscal policy. For information, please contact: greenjobs@itcilo.org or visit: www.itcilo.org/greenjobs Registrations are open until 22 January 2018: http://intranetp.itcilo.org/MIF/A1511406/en

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Green industrial policies for transformative change

February 22 @ 5:00 pm - 6:45 pm CET
Graduate Institute Geneva, Chemin Eugène-Rigot 2
Geneva, 1202 Switzerland
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The CIES is delighted to partner with the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) at the occasion of the launch of its three publications on green industrial policy: “Green Industrial Policy and Trade: A Toolbox”, “Practitioner's Guide to Strategic Green Industrial Policy”, and “Green Industrial Policy: Concept, Policies, Country Experiences”. In light of the urgency to shift the economy to a sustainable pathway, green industrial policies are proposed as a way to accelerate transformative change. During a panel discussion, speakers will discuss the potential of green industrial…

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Webinar: Taxing Energy Use: Reforming Energy Tax Systems to Achieve Environmental Goals

February 14 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm CET

With almost no emissions from energy use priced at levels required to keep global temperature increases below 2 degrees Celsius, there is still considerable scope, and an urgent need, to improve the use of taxation to reduce pollution and combat climate change. How do energy and carbon taxes differ across countries, different fuels and sectors? What should be done to reduce emissions and reach global climate goals at minimum cost? Join environmental tax economists from the OECD Centre for Tax…

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