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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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October 2018

GGKP Webinar – Greener Industries for Growing Economies: Insights from the Experts

October 30, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm CET

What policies help drive green industry? What sectors have the most to gain from greener industrial practices? How can governments administratively and politically manage the green industrial transition, while minimizing potential negative impacts on the economy and workers? What are national examples of successful green structural change? This GGKP webinar will explore these questions with green industry experts. The webinar will feature a new report that showcases the findings of GGGI's green investment modelling in Cambodia, Economic, Social and Environmental Impacts of Greening…

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November 2018

OECD Forum on Green Finance and Investment

November 13, 2018 - November 14, 2018
OECD, Paris France + Google Map

This pioneering annual event convenes leading actors across the green finance community to help catalyse and support the transition to a green, low-emissions and climate-resilient global economy. For further information, visit the OECD website.

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IETA COP Preview Event

November 19, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm CET
London, UK

IETA President Dirk Forrister will open the event and share IETA’s expectations and priorities for COP24, followed by a panel discussion with key market experts about expectations for the Katowice climate talks and implications for business. The discussion will explore expectations for the Paris Agreement Rulebook, due for adoption at COP24, with a particular focus on the market provisions under Article 6 of the Paris Agreement. To join the event remotely, please contact the organizer in advance. For further information,…

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High-level seminar on circular economy

November 27, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm CET
European Parliament, Altiero Spinelli building, room A5E-3
Brussels, Belgium
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Green Budget Europe (GBE), together with the Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP) and the Ex’Tax Project Foundation from the Netherlands, is organizing a high-level seminar on the circular economy. The seminar will discuss the results of a project commissioned by the Finnish Innovation Fund (Sitra), which looked at the Finnish economy and – based on best practices in other European countries and initiatives from the BrusselsBrusselsOECD, World Bank and other international institutions – produced a set of proposals on…

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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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