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 will be held at the University of Venice from 29 through 30 January 2015.
The event is hosted in partnership with the University of Venice, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The GGKP was established by the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), UNEP and the World Bank.
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, 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 catalyse 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. The deadline to submit abstracts on policy-relevant research findings on fiscal instruments and green economy to be presented at the conference has now passed. The notification of abstracts accepted for presentation will take place on 15 October. Among the papers presented, the conference will recognise the best young-researcher and the best overall papers. A selection of the best papers will be published. Information on the Conference Review Committee, responsible for the academic content of the conference can be viewed here.
Registration - Deadline 31 December 2014
Participation in the conference is free but registration is required.
General registration for the conference is now open and closes on 31 December 2014. To register please click here.
For a PDF of the conference announcement click here.