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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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December 2018

Katowice Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC COP 24)

December 3, 2018 - December 14, 2018
Katowice Poland + Google Map

The Katowice Climate Change Conference will include the 24th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 24) to the UNFCCC, along with meetings of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP), the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA), the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI), and the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Paris Agreement (CMA). A High-Level Ministerial Dialogue (HLMD)…

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The Roles of Fiscal Policy, Financial Markets and Trade in Implementing the Paris Agreement

December 11, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm CET
Pieniny Room, COP24 Katowice, Poland

UN Environment, IMF, IFAD, UNCTAD and WTO organised a panel discussion at the COP24 which explored how fiscal policies, financial markets and trade can support countries’ nationally determined contributions (NDCs) under the Paris Agreement. The event was moderated by Eric Usher, Head, UN Environment Finance Initiative. Panellists included: Margarita Astralaga, Director of the Environment and Climate Division, IFAD Ian Parry, Principal Green Fiscal Policy Expert, Fiscal Affairs Department, IMF Alexey Vikhlyaev, Senior Economic Affairs Officer, UNCTAD Mark Radka, Chief of Energy and…

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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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January 2019

Media Debate: What Makes Your Country Wealthy?

January 9 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm CET
Cape Town International Convention Centre (Rooftop terrace) Convention Square, 1 Lower Long Street Cape Town 8001, South Africa, Convention Square, 1 Lower Long Street
Cape Town, South Africa

Has national wealth been miscalculated for decades? Could some countries be wealthier than previously understood because of their natural and social assets? What will happen to our economies if we don't reverse environmental degradation? On 9 January (6:00 PM SAST / 5:00 PM CET), join the Green Economy Coalition, the Green Growth Knowledge Platform, and the Partnership for Action on Green Economy for a televised debate hosted by CNBC Africa where leaders from business, politics, and NGO's will ask - have we been getting "wealth" wrong all these years?…

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2018 PAGE Ministrial Conference

January 10 - January 11
International Conference Centre Cape Town, South Africa + Google Map

The Third Ministerial Conference of the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) - 'Advancing Inclusive and Sustainable Economies'is hosted by the Department of Environmental Affairs of South Africa. It will bring together around 500 innovators and leaders from governments, civil society, private sector, development organizations, media and the general public to highlight and celebrate innovation, entrepreneurship and inclusivity as drivers of green industries, and as the bedrock for a better and more sustainable future for all. The themes of the conference…

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February 2019

World’s First International Research Conference On Carbon Pricing

February 14 - February 15
New Delhi, India, India

Research and analysis can underpin effective carbon pricing design and implementation. With the goal to strengthen the knowledge base on carbon pricing and foster an improved understanding of the evolving challenges to its successful application, the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition will convene researchers and practitioners for a Research Conference. Leveraging its high-level membership of governments, private sector, and civil society organizations, the Coalition will draw on outcomes of this conference to help bridge the existing gap between theory and practice, and…

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March 2019

5th Regional Dialogue about Climate Finance in Latin America

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

During the fifth “Regional Dialogue about Climate Finance in Latin America” organized by the Ministry of Environment and Energy of Costa Rica, the Green Fiscal Policy Network 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 goals, notably in terms of financing,…

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XXXI Regional Fiscal Policy Seminar

March 25 @ 8:30 am - March 26 @ 6:00 pm CET
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, uniting international experts from authorities, international organizations, academia, civil society and the private sector. Through the course of the seminar, topics such as the challenges for public finances in taxing the digital economy, the fiscal…

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Expert Meeting on “Economic instruments for the internalization of environmental costs”

March 27 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm CET
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” 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 an engine for growth and sustainable development…

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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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