Fiscal Instruments

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The Fiscal Instruments Research Committee, which was run from 2013-2016, examined the challenges and opportunities associated with reforming environmentally perverse fiscal measures and provided policy guidance on the effective design and implementation of fiscal instruments for the green economy transition.

Committee Members

Joy Aeree Kim, Green Economy Initiative, Economics and Trade Branch, UNEP
Principal Environmental Fiscal Policy Expert, Fiscal Affairs Department, International Monetary Fund
Director, Association for Environmental and Community Development
Senior Fellow, the Center for Economic Research at the University of Bonn, and the Asia Research Center at the London School of Economics (LSE)
Head of Green Finance, WWF Global Climate and Energy Initiative
Founder & director, Council on Economic Policies
Economic Affairs Officer, Economic Commission for Africa
Head, Tax and the Environment Unit, Centre for Tax Policy and Administration, OECD
Senior Economist, Climate Change Group, World Bank
Senior Research Fellow, African Centre for Technology Studies
Chief, Sustainable Communities, Hazard Risk, and Climate Change Section, Department of Sustainable Development, Organization of American States
Deputy CEO, Policy and Programmes, CDKN
Associate Fellow, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)
Director, Global Cooperation Division, Green Technology Center - Korea
Research Officer & Economist, International Institute for Sustainable Development
Senior Economist, Global Commission on the Economy and Climate

ABOUT THE COMMITTEE 

Government taxes, charges and subsidies create powerful incentives for producers, consumers and investors, and how these fiscal instruments are employed paves the way for green growth. The Fiscal Instruments Research Committee, which was run from 2013-2016, examined the challenges and opportunities associated with reforming environmentally perverse fiscal measures and provided policy guidance on the effective design and implementation of fiscal instruments for the green economy transition. In particular, the committee was tasked with developing background research papers tabled and discussed at the Third GGKP Annual Conference, held in January 2015.

PAST RESEARCH PRIORITIES 

This Committee published six working papers around the theme of fiscal policy and the green economy transition. Initial drafts of these papers were presented at the GGKP's Third Annual Conference in January 2015. The working papers, available in the GGKP Resource Library, include:

A summary of research priorities being undertaken by the Committee can be found here

Additional Resources

A full list of resources on fiscal instruments can be accessed through the GGKP's "Fiscal Instruments" theme page or through the GGKP's resource library.