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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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May 2017


May 22 @ 8:00 am - May 25 @ 5:00 pm CEST
Palau de Congressos de Barcelona, (Montjuïc Venue), Avinguda de la Reina Maria Cristina s/n
Barcelona, 08004 Spain
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Innovate4Climate is a new global dialogue of government, multilateral, business, banking and finance leaders focused on greening the finance sector and shaping the next generation of climate finance and policy instruments by identifying the most efficient and high-impact ideas for climate action. The event is organised by the World Bank Group and Fira Barcelona. For further information, visit the Innovate4Climate website.

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Reforming Fossil Fuel Subsidies through the WTO and International Trade Agreements

May 22 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm CEST
WTO, Rue de Lausanne 154, Geneva, Switzerland,

This workshop hosted by Climate Strategies, the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) and the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) aims to shed light on the many different types of fossil fuel subsidies at play; their diverse trade implications; and options for addressing such measures through the WTO and other trade agreements. The workshop is part of the Climate Strategies project: “Making the International Trading System Work for Climate Change”. For more information, visit the workshop website and download the workshop…

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FT Climate Finance Summit 2017: Scaling up Finance for Climate Action

May 23
InterContinental London Park Lane, One Hamilton Place
London, W1J 7QY United Kingdom
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The FT Climate Finance Summit will explore the vital role of international finance in global efforts to combat climate change, as well as the risks and opportunities for businesses, financial markets and investors in the new climate economy. Topics include the pivotal role of fossil fuel subsidy reforms and regulatory mechanisms such as carbon markets. For further information, visit the FT Climate Finance Summit website.

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Think 20 Summit Global Solutions

May 28 - May 29
European School of Management and Technology Berlin (ESMT), Schloßplatz 1, 10178
Berlin, Germany
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The Think 20 Summit 2017 aims to provide 20 Global Solutions for the G20 on topics such as the digital economy, climate policy and finance, migration and refugees. The summit will bring together leading figures from politics, academia and civil society to discuss these questions in a research-based way. One of the panels with Nicholas Stern and Joseph E. Stiglitz will discuss carbon pricing and launch the Carbon Pricing High-Level Commission's report "The Right Price of Carbon". Other issues to…

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June 2017

Executive Training on Extractive Industries and Sustainable Development

June 5 - June 16
Columbia University, New York, United States + Google Map

This annual Executive Training is organised by the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment (CCSI). The two week program focuses on the responsible development of the extractive industries sector in resource-rich developing countries and how to effectively leverage resources from the sector for economic and social development while mitigating negative externalities. For further details about the programme, visit the CCSI website.

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The Ocean Conference

June 5 @ 10:00 am - June 9 @ 6:00 pm EDT
UN Head Quarters, New York, United States + Google Map

The high-level United Nations Conference to Support the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development will be convened at UN Headquarters in New York to coincide with World Oceans Day. The conference will feature discussions on market-based solutions that incentivize reductions in maritime pollution and feasible pathways to ending harmful fisheries subsidies among other topics. For further information visit the Ocean Conference's website.

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Towards a sustainable blue future: Fiscal incentives to achieve SDG 14

June 5 @ 1:15 pm - 2:30 pm EDT
Conference Room 12, UNHQ, New York, New York, United States + Google Map

This side-event at The Ocean Conference is organised by the Permanent Mission of Bangladesh to the UN together with Permanent Mission of Germany to the UN (TBC); OECD; University of British Columbia; International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED). For further information, visit the website of The Ocean Conference.

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Building Disciplines on Fisheries Subsidies: Progress and Prospects

June 5 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm EDT
Conference Room A, UNHQ, New York, New York, United States + Google Map

This side-event at The Oceans Conference is organised by the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) together with the Permanent Mission of Fiji to the United Nations and the Permanent Mission of New Zealand to the United Nations. For further information, visit the website of The Oceans Conference.

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Fisheries subsidies – The path toward a sustainable global agreement

June 6 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm EDT
Conference Room 6, UNHQ, New York, New York, United States + Google Map

Fisheries subsidies are estimated to amount to $35 billion, of which a large proportion directly or indirectly contributes to over-fishing. These subsidies have perverse impacts on the environment, food security, poverty elimination, livelihoods, employment and the economy. This side event organised by UNCTAD, FAO and UN Environment at the The Ocean Conference will discuss pathways to achieve a global agreement that ends such subsidies to level the playing field, protect oceans and their valued resources. For further information visit website…

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Measures to Address Marine Plastic Debris

June 7 @ 1:15 pm - 2:30 pm EDT
Conference Room 7, UNHQ, New York, New York, United States + Google Map

This side-event at the Oceans Conference is organised by the Ministry for Maritime Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia. For further information, visit the website of The Oceans Conference.

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