June 13, 2019 • 2:15 pm - 4:00 pm • Yew

Green fiscal policies: creating mitigation incentives and mobilizing revenues for climate action through environmental taxes and subsidy reform

Facilitators: Green Fiscal Policy Network, UNEP, GIZ, TME Contributors: Jonas Teusch (OECD); Adan Garcia Ramos (Mexico); Jacqueline Cottrell (Green Budget Europe)

Green fiscal policy is different from most other environmental policy instruments in that it generates revenue instead of costing money. The session will highlight how the use of environmental taxes and reduction of harmful subsidies can help shift consumer and business behaviour towards low-carbon patterns and leverage private financing for green investment and at the same time create fiscal space that may be used to finance countries’ NDC commitments.

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Presentation Jaqueline Cottrell: Green fiscal policy: Reducing GHG emissions and mobilizing revenue

Presentation: ‘Green fiscal policies’: creating mitigation incentives and mobilizing revenues for climate action through environmental taxes and subsidy reform

GFN GIZ UNEP video pitch