How can fiscal policy support socio-economic development, and the environment? Join H.E. Minister Lee White of Gabon to explore new practical methods for understanding potential policy impacts during budget planning.
Category: Green budgeting
Greta Thunberg’s accusation that world leaders are guilty of ‘blah, blah, blah’ in the face of the escalating climate crisis is ‘spot on’, according to a trio of new reports released today, which warn the opportunity provided by the coronavirus crisis to introduce sweeping fossil fuel subsidy reform and ambitious green stimulus packages is being squandered.
Changes in transport use due to the Covid-19 pandemic and national recovery plans are an opportunity for governments and businesses in Latin America and the Caribbean to accelerate the transition to electric mobility, according to a recent report by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
Environment ministers from the African continent last Thursday pledged mobilization of additional resources to accelerate a post-pandemic recovery that is green and inclusive.
Business leaders pushed for a ‘greener’ economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic as they warned about the impact of the climate crisis is an “even greater emergency.”
Almost 90% of the $540bn in global subsidies given to farmers every year are “harmful”, a startling UN report has found. This agricultural support damages people’s health, fuels the climate crisis, destroys nature and drives inequality by excluding smallholder farmers, many of whom are women, according to the UN agencies.
Speaking on the first day of the inaugural Egypt International Cooperation Forum (Egypt – ICF), launched by the Ministry of International Cooperation, taking place in Cairo between 8-9 September, El-Sisi said: “No government alone can make this recovery possible. It requires the support of the international community and financial institutions to achieve the UN SDGs.” H.E. Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, President of the Arab Republic of Egypt, today called upon the international community to unite and spark a “green recovery”.
Malaysia is lagging behind its regional peers when it comes to AC charging stations and DC fast-charging stations and the lack of incentives is to blame. The country now aims to have 1,000 DC rapid charging stations in the next four years.
Environmentally sustainable post-COVID-19 spending in Latin America and the Caribbean lags behind the rest of the world, according to a new platform co-developed by the University of Oxford that showcases real-time data from 33 countries.
New study finds that conservation and tourism can go hand in hand, offering recommendations how to make it so