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GCET19 side-event: Delivering the Paris Climate Agreement – The role of green fiscal reforms in the transport sector
September 28, 2018 @ 8:45 am - 10:30 am
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 PANELLISTS Jesús Gascón Catalán, Director of the Spanish Tax Agency Ian Parry, Principal Green Fiscal Policy Expert, Fiscal Affairs Department, International Monetary Fund (IMF) Joy Kim, Senior Economist, Resources and Markets Branch, UN Environment Philip Gass, Senior Policy Advisor, Energy Programme, Global Subsidies Initiative (GSI) Jacqueline Cottrell, Senior Policy Advisory, Green Budget Europe (GBE) Rob de Jong, Head of Air Quality and Mobility Unit, Economy Division, UN Environment Kurt Van Dender, Head of the Tax and Environment Unit, Centre for Tax Policy and Administration, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Chair: Eike Meyer, Advisor, Climate, Environment, and Infrastructure Division, GIZ For more information see: Summary of discussions How parties are utilizing fiscal instruments to meet the Paris Agreement – Presentation by Philip Gass, GSI Event flyer Agenda Speaker biographies Speakers from left to right: Joy Kim (UN Environment), Jesús Gascón Catalán (Spanish Tax Agency), Marta Villar (GCET19 Conference Chair), Philip Gass (GSI) Panel from left to right: Rob de Jong (UN Environment), Eike Meyer (GIZ), Ian Parry (IMF), Jacqueline Cottrell (GBE), Kurt Van Dender (OECD)