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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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July 2018

Executive Webinar on ‘The Fundamentals of Oil and Gas Exploration and Production: Key Environmental Considerations’

July 16 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm CEST

This Executive Webinar introduces key environmental considerations related to oil and gas exploration and production. The 90-minute webinar is aimed at practitioners in the oil and gas sector including policymakers, civil society, academia and the public. There will be live discussion with oil and gas industry experts. The Executive Webinar is organized by UN Environment in partnership with the Government of Norway’s Oil for Development Programme. Receive updates and register for the webinar by signing up here. For further information, see the webinar flyer

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HLPF side-event: Paris Collaborative on Green Budgeting – Using the tools of budgetary policy-making towards the implementation of SDGs

July 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
Conference Room 5, UN Conference Building, New York, New York, United States + Google Map

The Paris Collaborative on Green Budgeting aims to support governments to “green” their fiscal policy and embed environmental sustainability commitments and green growth within budget and policy frameworks. This implies using national expenditure and revenue processes to support climate and environmental goals towards sustainable and resilient societies. This side-event hosted by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), in collaboration with UN Environment and the governments of France and Mexico, took place during the 2018 High Level Political Forum…

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HLPF side-event: Leadership on fossil fuel subsidy reform for sustainable energy access and poverty reduction

July 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Conference room 11, UN Conference Building, New York New York, United States + Google Map

Fossil fuel subsidies stood at about USD 425 billion in 2015. This is 7.5 times more than the amount of financing required for universal electricity access. Reforming subsidies has massive benefits as a means of implementation for the global transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies. Nevertheless, reform requires effort from political leaders, civil society and sound information to be successful. This side event at the 2018 High Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development presented opportunities for financing and delivering…

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September 2018

Second International Conference on Fossil Fuel Supply and Climate Policy

September 24 - September 25

The International Conference on Fossil Fuel Supply and Climate Policy explores the many opportunities for, and challenges of, supply-side strategies in recognition that many countries rely on fossil fuel extraction and trade for their energy security, economic development, and political influence. This two-day conference will build on the growing interest in whether and how climate policy should seek to limit the supply of fossil fuels. It will bring together academics and practitioners to reflect on lessons learned and continue the…

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19th Global Conference on Environmental Taxation – Environmental Tax Challenges in the 21st Century – Urban Concentration and Increasing Transport

September 26 - September 28
CEU San Pablo University, Calle Julián Romea 18
Madrid, 28003 Spain
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The Global Conference on Environmental Taxation (GCET) is the leading global forum for exchanges on the principles and practices of environmental taxation and other market-based instruments relevant for greening of the economy and a more sustainable development. The 19th Conference (GCET19) will focus on the issues of Urban Concentration and Increasing Transport. The conference will be hosted by CEU San Pablo University in Madrid, Spain.

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Second One Planet Summit

September 26 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm CEST
Plaza Hotel New York, United States

The One Planet Summit was held in 2017 to accelerate implementation of the Paris Climate Agreement and engage public and private actors in the race against global warming. Of the twelve commitments made, some such as ‘Towards a Carbon Price Compatible with the Paris Agreement’ (8), ‘International Mobilization of Development Banks’ (10) and 'Commitment by Sovereign Funds’ (11) are closely related to green fiscal policies.   This follow-up meeting will gather Heads of State, business leaders, and other non-state actors…

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GCET19 side-event: Delivering the Paris Climate Agreement – The role of green fiscal reforms in the transport sector

September 28 @ 8:45 am - 10:30 am CEST
CEU San Pablo University, Calle Julián Romea 18
Madrid, 28003 Spain

The 19th Global Conference on Environmental Taxation (GCET19) took place in Madrid, Spain from 26-28 September 2018. The Green Fiscal Policy Network organised a side-event at the conference on 'Delivering the Paris Climate Agreement - The role of green fiscal reforms in the transport sector'. This event examined how green fiscal reforms in the transport sector can support countries’ efforts to mitigate GHG emissions and mobilize climate financing to meet their commitments under the Paris Climate Agreement.   SPEAKERS AND…

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October 2018

Public Forum 2018 — “Trade 2030”

October 2
WTO, Rue de Lausanne 154, Geneva, Switzerland

This year's WTO Public Forum will consider what sustainable trade will look like in 2030 and beyond. Under the main theme of "Trade 2030", the Public Forum's sub-themes will be sustainable trade, technology-enabled trade, and a more inclusive trading system. Working Sessions will cover a number of issues including green fiscal reform: A working session on 'Caught in a net – Untangling fisheries subsidies and sustainable development' organised by Pacific Network on Globalisation; National Platform for Small Scale Fishworkers (Inland) will take place on 2 October 2018…

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Trade Impacts of Fossil Fuel Subsidies

October 5

This conference will explore, conceptualize and measure the impacts of various types of fossil fuel consumption and production subsidies on international trade. The conference is organised by the Global Subsidies Initiative (GSI) of the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) and the Centre for Trade and Economic Integration (CTEI) of the Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies (IHEID). For further information on the conference, visit the GSI website.

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GGKP Webinar | Doing More with Less for More: Rebuilding Capital in a Circular Economy

October 10 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm CEST

The circular model represents a trillion dollar opportunity in terms of possible material savings, innovation and job creation, improved land productivity and soil health, and green growth. How do we get there? What are the basic principles of circular economy? What are key steps, technologies and skills for a circular future? What are circular business models? What kinds of policies stimulate and reward the adoption of circular business models and lifestyles? How can we address the ‘lock-ins’ that impede the transition away from…

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