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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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March 2019

Delivering the Green State Development Strategy: Vision 2040 – The role of green fiscal policies

March 13 @ 8:30 am - 5:30 pm GYT
Georgetown Georgetown, Guyana

Within the framework of Guyana’s Green State Development Strategy (GSDS), a national development plan providing long-term vision and guidance for Guyana's economic, social and environmental development, the Guyanese Ministry of Finance together with the Partnership for Action on the Green Economy (PAGE) and the UN Environment Programme organized a technical workshop on the role of fiscal policy for the GSDS. The workshop discussed i.e. the overall context and financing strategy for the GSDS, in particular the role of fiscal policies…

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5th Regional Dialogue about Climate Finance in Latin America and the Caribbean

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

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

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XXXI UN ECLAC Regional Fiscal Policy Seminar

March 25 @ 8:30 am - March 26 @ 6:00 pm CLST
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, bringing together international experts from authorities, international organizations, academia, civil society and the private sector. It was kicked-off with a presentation of this years “Panorama de Political Fiscal en America Latina y el Caribe” publication.…

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Expert Meeting on “Economic instruments for the internalization of environmental costs” organized jointly by UN ECLAC and the Green Fiscal Policy Network

March 27 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm CLST
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” co-organized by the Green Fiscal Policy Network 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…

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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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May 2019

Measuring Fossil Fuel Subsidies in the Context of the Sustainable Development Goals: Methodology Report Launch

May 14 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm CEST
World Trade Organization, Rue de Lausanne 154
Geneva, 1202 Switzerland
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The importance of measuring fossil fuel subsidies (FFS) has been recognized in the SDG process with a dedicated indicator on measuring FFS (12.c.1 - – “Amount of fossil fuel subsidies per unit of GDP”). UNEP has developed a methodology to measure FFS to provide guidance to UN member countries on reporting on this indicator. As custodian agency for the SDG indicator 12.c.1, UN Environment has developed a methodology to measure fossil fuel subsidies to provide guidance to UN member countries…

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June 2019

The Global NDC Conference 2019 – Green Fiscal Policy Session

June 13 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm CEST

The Global NDC Conference took place in Berlin between the 12 and the 14 of June 2019. The aim of the Conference is to inspire and enable policy makers and practitioners to accelerate the pace and scale of transformational change through NDC implementation in order to reach the long-term goals of the Paris Agreement. A session dedicated to green fiscal policies focused on creating mitigation incentives and mobilizing revenues for climate action through environmental taxes and subsidy reform. The session…

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Conference on Carbon Pricing and Aviation Taxes in the Netherlands

June 20 @ 11:00 am - June 21 @ 2:00 pm CEST
Madurodam, George Maduroplein 1, 2584 RZ The Hague
The Hague, Netherlands
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The Netherlands hosted a high-level conference on carbon pricing and aviation taxes. The aim of the conference was to provide an opportunity for further discussions on these important issues. Political representatives and experts from several European countries were present as well as officials and experts from the European Commission. The conference covered three themes: (i) Characteristics of national aviation taxes, which covered different types of flight ticket taxes in the EU, the obstacles and the policy choices that should be…

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Fiscal Challenges in Latin America: Policy Measures for Sustainable & Inclusive Growth

June 27 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am CEST
Center for Global Development, 2055 L St NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA
Washington, DC, WA United States

Major fiscal consolidation measures have been undertaken by Latin American countries in recent years, in an effort to reduce their deficits and accumulation of debt. Despite improvements in fiscal position throughout the region, the rate of inequality reduction has slowed, capital spending (in terms of GDP) has fallen to its lowest levels since 2007 and fiscal revenues remain insufficient to finance achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Amid an uncertain macroeconomic context and fiscal consolidation, this slowdown requires a…

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July 2019

Inequality and The 1%: Is a Transformative Fiscal Policy Possible?

July 10 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Chruch Center of the United Nations, Church Center of the United Nations, 777 United Nations Plaza,
New York, NY 10017 United States
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The High-level Political Forum will take place between the 9 and 19 of July, 2019, in New York, USA. It is the United Nations central platform for follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals. It provides for the full and effective participation of all States Members of the United Nations and States members of specialized agencies. On the 10 of July, a parallel event will take place on "Inequality and The 1%:…

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