The Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP) is holding its Third Annual Conference on the theme of “Fiscal Policies and the Green Economy Transition: Generating Knowledge – Creating Impact”. The conference, hosted in partnership with the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), will be held at the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice from 29 through 30 January 2015.
A global partnership
The GGKP is a global partnership of leading organizations that identifies and addresses major knowledge gaps in green growth theory and practice. Established in 2012 by the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), UNEP and the World Bank, the GGKP has since expanded to include over 35 partner organizations.
Fiscal instruments, such as environmental taxes, pollution charges, subsidies for green technologies, green budgeting, and tax incentives can play a crucial role in promoting a green economy by creating needed fiscal space while limiting environmental externalities. The key to successful implementation and political acceptance of fiscal instruments hinges on effective complementary measures, and in particular, addressing distributional impacts.
To stimulate discussion and debate on these issues, the conference will draw together the world’s leading researchers, experts and policy makers. Conference participants will jointly assess the efficacy, geographical applicability and policy implications of various fiscal instruments in the transition to a green economy. The conference aims to explore cutting-edge research, identify lessons learned, and promote innovative thinking around fiscal policy, as well as to identify knowledge gaps to catalyze further applied research.
The conference will include a mix of plenary and parallel sessions and will engage participants in jointly debating the most effective means of introducing and implementing green fiscal measures in various national contexts.
For more information and to register, please visit: http://www.greengrowthknowledge.org/conference2015 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration closes on 31 December 2014.