OECD: Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP) 2015 Annual Conference
02 February 2015
Posted by: Author: OECD
On 29-30 January 2015, the Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP) held its Third Annual Conference on the theme of "Fiscal Policies and the Green Economy Transition: Generating Knowledge – Creating Impact”, in partnership with Ca’Foscari University of Venice, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) will take place on the Ca’ Foscari University campus in Venice, Italy.
The conference brought together the world’s leading researchers, experts and policy makers to jointly discuss and debate the efficacy, geographical applicability and policy implications of various fiscal instruments in the transition to a green economy.
Fiscal measures in the form of taxes, charges, subsidies, incentives and budget allocations can help generate revenue for environmental and social purposes, shift behaviour towards low-carbon activities and stimulate green investment by pricing environmental externalities.
In line with the mission of the GGKP, the conference aimed to promote cutting-edge research, identify lessons learned, stimulate innovative thinking around fiscal policy and identify knowledge gaps to catalyse further applied research. Through 21 plenary and parallel sessions, over 50 research papers were presented and discussed by over 120 speakers.
Below are some examples of session topics covered at the conference:
- Overcoming obstacles to green fiscal reform
- Creating incentives for investment in clean energy
- Pricing for sustainable water management
- Fiscal measures for climate action
- Environmental taxes in developing countries
This article first appeared on oecd.org.