Fiscal Instruments

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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.


Committee Members

Climate Change ExpertUnited Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment)
Principal Environmental Fiscal Policy ExpertInternational Monetary Fund (IMF)
DirectorAssociation for Environmental and Community Development (ACED)
Senior FellowCenter for Development Research (ZEF)
Senior FellowAsia Research Center at the London School of Economics (LSE)
Head of Green FinanceWorld Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)
Founder & DirectorCouncil on Economic Policies (CEP)
Economic Affairs OfficerUnited Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)
Head of UnitOrganisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Senior Research FellowAfrican Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS)
Chief of SectionOrganization of American States (OAS)
Deputy CEOClimate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN)
Associate Fellow,The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)
DirectorGreen Technology Center-Korea (GTC-K)
Research Officer & EconomistInternational Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)
Senior EconomistGlobal Commission on the Economy and Climate


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:

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.