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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 2019

Scaling up blended finance solutions (CPI)

December 7 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm CET
IDFC Pavilion, Hall 8 Madrid, Spain

Can public capital leverage the economic transformation needed? This COP side event, co-organized by Climate Policy Initiative, the Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance, and IDFC member organizations, will bring together leaders in blended finance from the public and private sector to share lessons learned. Participants should expect to come away from the session with an enhanced understanding of blended finance tools and challenges, and the opportunity to network with leading initiatives to build partnerships. This event will include a…

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Workshop – Climate finance mapping and planning: challenges and opportunities (CPI)

December 6 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm CET
Hotel Pullman, Madrid Airport & Feria Metro
Madrid, Spain

Monitoring past, present, and future public and private spending and investment patterns is essential to achieving climate mitigation and adaptation objectives. Such information helps measure progress, identify gaps, align flows and instruments for maximum impact and scale, and optimize the deployment of public resources in a way that can effectively and efficiently unlock private investment at the transformational scales needed. In this workshop, participants: 1. Shared knowledge and best practices on mapping and tracking flows of domestic climate finance. 2.…

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COP25 UN Side Event on SDG8

December 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm CET
IFEMA, Avenida del Partenón, 5
Madrid, 28042 Spain

Co-organized by ILO, UN Environment Programme, UNDP, UNITAR, and UNIDO on the sidelines of COP25, the event on SDG 8 will demonstrate that climate action can be a driver for inclusive growth, job creation, rights and social justice. The event will be opened by a keynote address from H.E. Ms. Magdalena Valerio, Minister of Labour, Social Security and Migration of Spain. An interactive panel session will follow. Participants include: Ms. Zulvia Dwi Kurnaini (Anna) Deputy Director of Subsidy Policy, Ministry…

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Raising NDC ambition to reach climate action goals: Fossil fuel subsidies, energy pricing and swaps (IISD)

December 5
Nordic Pavilion in Hall 6, at IFEMA Madrid, Spain

This panel discussion focused on best practices on fossil fuel subsidy reform and pricing based on country experience. Experts presented results on GHG emission reduction from energy modelling research from over 20 countries and considered possible fiscal scenarios to achieve climate action goals. Particular attention was given to fossil fuel subsidy phase-out, appropriate taxation level for fossil fuels, and how savings from FFS reforms can be reinvested into renewables and energy efficiency for a low-carbon energy swap. Moreover, countries and…

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November 2019

2019 OECD Green Growth & Sustainable Development Forum

November 26 @ 2:00 pm - November 27 @ 5:30 pm CET
OECD Conference Centre Paris, France + Google Map

The OECD will hold its 2019 Green Growth and Sustainable Development (GGSD) Forum on the theme of “Greening heavy and extractive industries: innovation and fiscal implications” in Paris, between the 26 and 27 of November. The Forum will address how the shift to a circular and low-carbon economy, which is required to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (among others) on Responsible Consumption and Production (SDG 12) and on Climate Action (SDG 13), might impact on future demand and business models…

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WBG Webinar Series on Carbon Pricing and Markets: Using Carbon Revenues

November 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am EST

Carbon pricing is increasingly recognized as an important potential source of government revenue. Carbon revenues can be crucial in supporting cost-effective climate mitigation, industrial competitiveness and other economic and development objectives. Building on the report, ‘Using Carbon Revenues’, this webinar highlights how carbon revenues are used and how their effective communication is critical for public and stakeholder support of carbon pricing. The webinar presented case studies to further understand the implications, opportunities, and challenges associated with different approaches to carbon…

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Third Sherpa Meeting of the Coalition of Finance Ministers for Climate Action

November 18 - November 19
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, One Exchange Square, Spitalfields
London, EC2A 2JN United Kingdom
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The World Bank's Climate Action Peer Exchange (CAPE) initiative is organizing the Third Sherpa Meeting of the Coalition of Finance Ministers for Climate Action that will be hosted by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in London. One of the topics will be carbon pricing. The agenda for this event will be published shortly. To register, follow the link.

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WBG Series on Carbon Pricing and Markets: Co-benefits, Growth and Jobs

November 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am EST

Today, there are two significant global concerns that have taken center stage. On one hand there is a clear dearth of provision of basic goods and services such as clean water, education etc. On the other hand, there is the looming threat of climate change. Historically these challenges have been dealt with separately. SDG 13 is about climate action – Carbon pricing could be the link that addresses these issues simultaneously. This is the first of a two-part webinar on…

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Workshop on Carbon Taxation in Stockholm, Sweden

November 3 - November 4

Organized by the Coalition of Finance Ministers for Climate Action, the workshop offered an opportunity for country officials to discuss practical solutions and exchange best practices on the following issues: How can we make carbon tax administration easy? How can we address competitiveness? How best do we compensate vulnerable groups by increased energy prices? How can we increase public acceptance and design feasible policy packages? Learn more on the Climate Action Peer Exchange website.

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October 2019

Partnership for Market Readiness Assembly Meeting

October 22 - October 25
The Crowne Plaza Berlin, Potsdamer Platz
Berlin, Germany
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The 21st Meeting of the Partnership Assembly (PA) will be held in Berlin, Germany. It will be accompanied by a Technical Workshop on ‘Carbon Pricing and Sustainable Development Co-Benefits’ and a High-Level Event hosted by the Government of Germany on ‘The Role of Carbon Pricing on the Road to Greenhouse Gas Neutrality’. View the agenda here and register for the event here.

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