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 29-30 January 2015.

Professor Carraro, coordinator of the Climate Change and Sustainable Development Research Programme at FEEM, and GGKP Advisory Commitee member, is the scientific co-ordinator of the GGKP's Third Annual Conference together with Dr. Suneel Pandey and Dr. Steven Stone.

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.

The Third Annual Conference of the Green Growth Knowledge Platform represents a new kind of conference. A hybrid between a policy and academic conference, it will draw together these two communities to jointly discuss and debate 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. Over two days, participants will engage in a mix of plenary and parallel sessions, jointly debating the most effective means of introducing and implementing green fiscal measures in various national contexts.


Check this space for regular updates to the conference agenda. A PDF of the provisional agenda can be downloaded here.


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