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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 2018

Innovate4Climate

May 22 - May 24
Kap Europa, Osloer Str. 5
Frankfurt, 60327 Germany
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The Paris Agreement calls for nothing short of the global economic transformation, requiring a fundamental shift in the way most human beings organize their daily lives – from the goods we buy, to the way we light up our homes and power up mobile devices, to the transportation we take to work, to the food on our tables, the roofs over our heads and the environment around us. National climate action strategies or NDCs submitted as part of the Paris…

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April 2018

Fiscal Policies to support NDCs and mobilse green investment

April 12 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EAT
United Nations Complex, United Nations Avenue, off Limuru Road
Gigiri, Kenya
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The 10th Africa Carbon Forum was held from 10-13 April 2018 in Nairobi, Kenya. The Forum focused on how to further strengthen engagement between State and non‐State actors in key sectors to achieve enhanced climate action and support sustainable development. The Green Fiscal Policy Network (GFPN) in collaboration with the World Bank’s Climate Action Peer Exchange (CAPE) organised a Plenary Session on Fiscal policy to support Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and mobilize green investment at the Forum. The session examined country…

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Africa Carbon Forum

April 11 - April 13
Nairobi, Kenya Nairobi, Kenya + Google Map

The 10th Africa Carbon Forum (ACF) will focus on how engagement between State and non‐State actors can be further strengthened in the key sectors for Africa (energy, agriculture and human settlements), including the role of future carbon markets to achieve enhanced climate action, towards the goals of sustainable development. The event will cover: Practical examples of policies, initiatives and actions in Africa; Barriers and enabling measures for engaging climate action in key sectors; Financial instruments and regulatory frameworks; and, Advancing…

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Green Fiscal Reform e-Course

April 9 - June 1

The Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) will deliver the second edition of the moderated e-course ‘Green Fiscal Reform’ (in English) between 9 April – 1 June 2018. Fiscal policies widely impact supply and demand in the economy and are thus an important instrument in policymakers’ toolkit to drive the green transition. The course introduces various concepts, policy instruments and enabling conditions to identify, assess and harness benefits of fiscal policies in the context of the 2030 Development Agenda. Fellowships are available to enable interested learners…

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February 2018

National Academy on Green Economy in South Africa

February 26 - March 2
DBSA Vulindlela Academcy, 1258 Lever Road
Midrand, Gauteng 1685 South Africa
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The National Academy on Green Economy will bring together 150 participants from all nine provinces to share the latest thinking on South Africa’s green economy transition and contribute to enhancing institutional capacities for transformative at sub-national level. The Academy will include a half-day session on green fiscal policy. For information, please contact: greenjobs@itcilo.org or visit: www.itcilo.org/greenjobs Registrations are open until 22 January 2018: http://intranetp.itcilo.org/MIF/A1511406/en

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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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