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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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February 2018

Green industrial policies for transformative change

February 22 @ 5:00 pm - 6:45 pm CET
Graduate Institute Geneva, Chemin Eugène-Rigot 2
Geneva, 1202 Switzerland
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The CIES is delighted to partner with the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) at the occasion of the launch of its three publications on green industrial policy: “Green Industrial Policy and Trade: A Toolbox”, “Practitioner's Guide to Strategic Green Industrial Policy”, and “Green Industrial Policy: Concept, Policies, Country Experiences”. In light of the urgency to shift the economy to a sustainable pathway, green industrial policies are proposed as a way to accelerate transformative change. During a panel discussion, speakers will discuss the potential of green industrial…

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Webinar: Taxing Energy Use: Reforming Energy Tax Systems to Achieve Environmental Goals

February 14 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm CET

With almost no emissions from energy use priced at levels required to keep global temperature increases below 2 degrees Celsius, there is still considerable scope, and an urgent need, to improve the use of taxation to reduce pollution and combat climate change. How do energy and carbon taxes differ across countries, different fuels and sectors? What should be done to reduce emissions and reach global climate goals at minimum cost? Join environmental tax economists from the OECD Centre for Tax…

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First Global Conference of Inter-agency Platform for Collaboration on Tax

February 14 - February 16
United Nations Headquarters in New York, 46th Street and 1st Avenue
New York, United States

The Inter-agency Platform for Collaboration on Tax plans to hold its first global conference on the theme of 'Taxation and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)'. The conference aims to take forward the global dialogue on the role of tax in achieving the SDGs, and seek country insights on relevant challenges and opportunities. Proposed thematic areas include: Domestic resource mobilization and the State; Role of tax in supporting sustainable economic growth, investment and trade; Tax and the social dimension: addressing poverty,…

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January 2018

Promoting Carbon Markets in Latin America and the Caribbean

January 22 @ 10:00 am - January 24 @ 11:00 am CET
United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), Av. Dag Hammarskjöld 3477
Santiago, Chile
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In view of the December 12, 2017, Paris Declaration on Carbon Pricing in the Americas adhered to by national and subnational governments of the Americas, the Ministry of the Environment of Chile, with the support of the UN Economic Commission for Latin America & the Caribbean (ECLAC), the Government of Canada, the World Bank Group, IETA, GIZ and the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition (CPLC) is hosting a series of events on Carbon Pricing and Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) systems…

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CO2 pricing: the tool of choice for achieving German climate goals?

January 16 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm CET
Hotel Aquino, Hannoversche Str. 5B
Berlin, 10115 Germany
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On 16 January 2018 the 6th Berlin Climate Talk will take place. In cooperation with our members, Bürgerlobby Klimaschutz, FÖS/Green Budget Germany and Germanwatch, the talk will address CO2 pricing - the means of choice to achieve German climate targets? Key questions to be addressed include: Which concepts of CO2 pricing are there? Which proposals are there for an income-neutral and socially acceptable design? How must CO2 pricing be implemented so that it can have a steering effect? What must…

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December 2017

Fish Trade, Fisheries Subsidies and SDG 14

December 11, 2017
Sheraton Buenos Aires Hotel & Convention Center, San Martín 1225/1275
Buenos Aires, 1104 Argentina
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Worldwide, more than 3 billion people depend on marine and coastal resources for their livelihoods. Yet globally, the proportion of overfished, depleted, or recovering fish stocks has increased from just above 50 per cent in the mid-1970s to almost 90 per cent in 2013. This has disastrous impacts on our marine ecosystems and biodiversity, imperils livelihoods and undermines economic prosperity. Some forms of regulatory measures contribute significantly to this problem providing incentives which may encourage. Regulating harmful fisheries subsidies can help reduce economically…

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November 2017

RENAC Open Training on Environmental Fiscal Reform for the Energy Sector

November 20, 2017 @ 8:00 am - November 22, 2017 @ 5:00 pm CET
RENAC’s Training Center Berlin, Germany

Training seminar organised by the Renewables Academy AG (RENAC) together with Green Budget Europe (GBE) will focus on environmental fiscal reform (EFR) policy instruments and the EFR policy cycle, the reform of environmentally harmful subsidies in the energy sector, measures to address social impacts of EFR, regulatory and pricing frameworks for renewable energy and linkages between fossil fuel subsidy reform and renewable energy deployment. The deadline for registration is 9 October 2017. For further information visit the RENAC website.

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COP23 side event: Supporting the implementation of the NDCs — the role of carbon pricing and fiscal policies

November 9, 2017 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm CET
World Conference Center Bonn (Bonn Zone), Rheinaue Parkı, Ludwig-Erhard-Allee
Bonn, 53175 Germany
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Fiscal policies such as carbon pricing and fossil fuel subsidy reform can mobilise revenues for climate finance and provide a cost-effective approach to reducing GHG emissions. The role of such instruments in supporting climate action is increasingly recognized and over 90 countries included some form of fiscal policies in their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). This event examined the role of carbon pricing and fiscal policies in implementing the NDCs. It brought together a panel of experts to discuss countries' commitments…

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October 2017

OECD Green Investment Financing Forum

October 10, 2017 - October 11, 2017
OECD, Paris France

The OECD Green Investment Financing Forum (GIFF) is an annual event aimed to promote dialogue and enhance understanding between countries and institutions interested in mobilising private investment financing for low carbon and climate-resilient infrastructure. Sessions will discuss a number of different issues including 'The role of publically capitalised green banks and public financial institutions in promoting investment in domestic green infrastructure', 'International public climate finance: Mobilising private investment to bridge financing gaps', and other issues.  Speakers include high-level representatives from…

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Climate Change 2017: Politics, Progress and Potential

October 9, 2017 @ 9:30 am - October 10, 2017 @ 1:30 pm BST
Chatham House, 10 St James's Square
London, SW1Y 4LE United Kingdom
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This 21st annual Chatham House Climate Change conference centers around the question of whether and how the ambition of policy-makers to take action on climate change needs to be reassessed in the context of Brexit and the new US presidential administration. Topics include the current extent of carbon pricing schemes and the prospects for expansion, climate change-related risks to financial markets and efforts to manage these and the problem of under-realized mitigation opportunities (such as land use, international transport and…

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