Online e-learning course developed by the Partnership for Action on the Green Economy (PAGE) offers an introduction to various approaches and instruments for reforming government spending and revenue generation to support the transition to a green economy. The course provides a practice-oriented approach to understanding green fiscal reform and policy instruments to implement it, focusing on case studies and reform initiatives from around the world. The course targets civil servants in national and sub-national departments and agencies, and public service providers, development partners, civil society organizations and private associations, sector specialists, academics, researchers and students. Editions of the course were held from 18 September – 10 November 2017 and from 9 April – 1 June 2018. For further information on the course visit: https://www.unitar.org/event/full-catalog/green-fiscal-reform or contact email@example.com.
Training seminar organised by the Renewables Academy AG (RENAC) will focus on how and in which ways green fiscal policy can drive renewable energy investment. The training will take place from 20-22 August 2018 in Berlin Germany. The deadline for registration is 6 July 2018. For further information visit the RENAC website.
Interactive training seminars developed by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) in cooperation with Green Budget Germany focus on the design and implementation of environmental fiscal reform. The training programme employs innovative methods and interactive group work for a practical approach to environmental fiscal reform. It targets policy makers, administration officials, consultants, NGO representatives and other stakeholders from developing and emerging economies, representatives of donor agencies or academics interested in promoting or applying environmental fiscal reform. For further information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
E-tutorial by UN CC:Learn and UNDP, with support from the Government of Sweden aims to support policy makers in understanding how to optimize countries’ public expenditures by taking into account projected climate change impacts. The tutorial is free of charge and has been developed by the UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) as part of the regional project “Strengthening the Governance of Climate Change Finance to Benefit the Poor and Vulnerable in Asia and the Pacific”. To access the e-Tutorial visit the UNITAR website.
This online course is designed to equip municipal employees, federal and provincial employees that work with municipalities, with knowledge of market-based tools that can support sustainable asset management, finance infrastructure investments, and improve environmental outcomes. With the specific needs and challenges of municipal employees in mind, the five course modules include live, interactive webinars led by experts and practitioners combined with a series of self-directed, online exercises. The course offers participants the opportunity to understand the case for market-based tools at the municipal level and learn how market-based tools can be used to manage traffic congestion, water and wastewater, and solid waste. The course will run from 1 October – 5 December 2018. For further information, visit the website of Canada’s EcoFiscal Commission.
This online course on Emission Trading Systems (ETS), designed and implemented by the Ecologic Institute and Development Solutions, will provide the opportunity to learn the theory, design and operational considerations of emission trading systems. The course particularly focuses on the needs of developing countries and provides instruction on best practices through the study of the major concepts and prominent case studies of emission trading systems, including the European Union’s ETS, as the world’s largest system. Through a series of instructional units, categorized into modules, participants will enjoy expert guidance on a comprehensive range of ETS topics, including theoretical background, design considerations and administrative and technical challenges.
Organized by the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) and International Training Centre of the International Labour Organisation (ITCILO), this learning event is designed to build capacities on the green economy and to equip policy-makers, technical staff and practitioners with the knowledge and skills needed to promote environmentally sustainable and socially inclusive economies. The Academy offers a series of electives which focus on fiscal policies for an inclusive green economy among other issues. The Academy is organised every two years. For information about the 2016 Academy, visit the PAGE website.