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:
- Overcoming obstacles to green fiscal reform by Sirini Withana
- Environmental Taxation in Transport by Gunnar Eskeland and Dr. Haakon Lindstad
- Fiscal considerations in the design of green tax reforms by Kai Schlegelmilch and Amani Joas
- Role of Fiscal Instruments in Promoting Low-carbon Technology Innovation by Rita Pandey and Meeta Keswani Mehra
- Fiscal instruments and water security by Mike Young
- A Conceptual Framework for Measuring the Effectiveness of Green Fiscal Reforms by Gilbert Metcalf
A summary of research priorities being undertaken by the Committee can be found here.