ABOUT THE WORKING GROUP
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 Working Group, 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 working group was tasked with developing background research papers tabled and discussed at the Third GGKP Annual Conference, held in January 2015.
This working group 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:
- Overcoming obstacles to green fiscal reform, Sirini Withana (2015)
- Environmental Taxation in Transport, Gunnar Eskeland, Haakon Lindstad (2015)
- Fiscal considerations in the design of green tax reforms, Kai Schlegelmilch, Amani Joas (2015)
- Role of Fiscal Instruments in Promoting Low-carbon Technology Innovation, Rita Pandey, Meeta Keswani Mehra (2015)
- Fiscal instruments and water security, Mike Young (2015)
- A Conceptual Framework for Measuring the Effectiveness of Green Fiscal Reforms, Gilbert Metcalf (2015)