Keynote Speaker

  • Date: 19 Jun 2012
  • Time: 3:00 - 6:00 pm
  • Organizer: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
  • Theme: Transition to green economy (incl job creation, poverty reduction, growth opportunities)
  • Perspective: Global
  • Language: english
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Capacity Development for Environmental Fiscal Reform

The GIZ sector project Rioplus is involved in various EFR related processes. Responding to a demand of broad capacity development approaches by policy makers that attended the Global Conference on Environmental Taxation (GCET) in Munich
2007, the GIZ together with the non-governmental organisation Green Budget Germany (GBG/FÖS) has designed an interactive training seminar that focuses on the different conceptual and thematic dimensions of EFR. The training is based on the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) Guidelines on ?EFR for Poverty Reduction.


Environmental fiscal reform (EFR) refers to a range of taxation and pricing measures that can free up economic resources and/or generate revenues while helping to reach environmental goals. Th


Objectives of the EFR training seminar:
- Understanding


Introduction: Participants reflect upon and communicate the current situation in their respective countries with respect to EFR. A first introduction to definitions, concepts and instru-ments of EFR is given.
Industrial pollut


The seminar employs innovative methods and uses all available opportunities for interactive group w


- Understanding of EFR basic concepts and definitions
- In-depth knowledge of EFR approaches in various sectors and countries
- Detailed knowledge of the potentia

Keynote Speaker
Mr. Nitin Desai, Deputy Secretary-General of the Rio Conference and Secretary General of the Johanne

Mr Desai has been deeply involved throughout his career in sustainable development issues. He is best known for

Instructor 1
Silja Dressel (GIZ)
Green Economy/ Environmental Fiscal Reform Advisor @ GIZ
Instructor 2
Kai Schlegelmilch (Green Budget Europe)
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