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June 2020

Fiscal Policies for Recovery (LSE online event)

June 8, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Fiscal policies have been central for providing emergency lifelines to people and firms during the COVID-19 pandemic, and are also at the forefront of facilitating a recovery once the lockdown ends. This online event will focus on how policy makers can support fast and sustainable recovery. It will also consider the role of the "other government": state-owned enterprises and public banks in supporting the recovery, drawing based on the latest IMF Fiscal Monitor. To register, follow this link.

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Closing the gap: financing the transition towards an inclusive blue economy (IIED webinar)

June 10, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Marine and coastal resources that support the livelihoods of millions of women and men face growing pressures, including overfishing, habitat degradation, pollution and climate change. Financial instruments can offer a solution to deliver positive socioeconomic and environmental outcomes for resource management. Join this IIED webinar for an online discussion on how to mobilise public and private finance to enable the transition to a sustainable and inclusive blue economy. To register, please follow this link.

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A budget to address the climate crisis and post-Covid19 recovery (EEB)

June 15, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

The webinar will present an update on the status of the European Green Deal (EDG), MFF and recovery package and what civil society can do to push for EDG compatible funding that addesses climate change. To register, follow this link.

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CPLC High-Level Dialogue: Realizing the full potential of carbon pricing in a sustainable recovery

June 22, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

This 90- minute virtual session will convene CPLC partners and stakeholders around the question of how to realize the full potential of carbon pricing in greening the recovery process. To register, follow this link.

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July 2020

GGKP Webinar – Sustainability After COVID-19: Fiscal policies to green the recovery

July 7, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

We are happy to announce the GGKP webinar "Fiscal policies to green the recovery", co-organized by the Green Fiscal Policy Network, which takes place on July 7 15:00 to 16:30 CEST. Experts from Financial Times, Green Budget Europe, the Minsitry of Finance of Indonesia, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), University of Oxford and UNEP will discuss how good green fiscal policy can drive a sustainable recovery from the COVID-19 economic fallout. Why does sustainability need to be at the core…

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GSI Webinar on Fisheries Subsidies: How can leaders use the trade system to deliver for people and planet?

July 8, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The International Institute for Sustainable Development, the PEW Charitable Trusts and the International Chamber of Commerce are holding an online discussion on the topic of "Fisheries Subsidies: How can leaders use the trade system to deliver for people and planet?" as part of the WEF MC2020. SDG traget 14.6 sets a deadline of 2020 for governments to agree on rules for fisheries subsidies at the WTO, rules which could help to restore the economic and environmental health of global fisheries…

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October 2020

GFPN – UN ECLAC Technical Regional Workshop – Role of fiscal policies in a green COVID-19 recovery: Experience, Best Practice And Next Steps In the LAC region

October 13, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

With UN ECLAC, we organized a virtual event on the - Role of fiscal policies in a green COVID-19 recovery: Experience, Best Practice, And Next Steps In the LAC region - on October 13 and 14.   DAY 1. Tuesday, 13 October 2020 OPENING SESSION (16:00-17:00 CET): GREEN RECOVERY – THE ROLE OF GREEN FISCAL POLICIES SESSION 2 (17:00-18:00 CET): ALIGNING PUBLIC FINANCE FRAMEWORK FOR GREEN RECOVERY PLANS AND BEYOND: FINANCING FOR THE SDGS AND THE PARIS AGREEMENT  Continue reading the documentation of the…

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November 2020

Reforming the ETS: What to make of revenues?

November 12, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

President von der Leyen has set a new destination for EU climate policy: a 55 percent emissions reduction by 2030. The EU will now have to unleash a torrent of new climate and energy legislation to align its tools with the new target. The reform of the Emissions Trading System (ETS) will be a key element in the developing EU climate policy architecture. At this event, our experts will discuss what this future scheme could look like and how this…

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Carbon Markets Virtual Pavilion: Resilient Recovery through Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform

November 12, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

It is critical to align climate ambitions with socioeconomic priorities. Unlocking revenues dedicated to fossil fuel subsidies can stimulate the Paris Agreement-consistent COVID-19 recovery. This session highlights the role that energy price reform plays to increase ambition on climate change, as well as build back better from the current pandemic. The narrative will be grounded by the interventions of international experts, including the group Friends of Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform, a group of non-G20 countries across the global south and…

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March 2021

March 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Which role carbon pricing could and should play in the future policy mix? EU’s ambitious climate targets have reopened the question of which role carbon pricing should play in the future policy. While decarbonisation mainly comes from directed technological change policies, should carbon pricing remain backstop that only ensures targets are met? Or, should there be a paradigm-shift: developing carbon pricing from backstop to centerpiece? At this event, we will discuss how to strengthen the role of carbon pricing, while…

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