The Eighth Annual Global Conference on Environmental Taxation
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The Tenth Global Conference on Environmental Taxation
23th - 25th September 2009, Lisbon
The Tenth Annual Global Conference on Environmental Taxation will be focusing on two topics, "Water Management and Climate Change". It will take place in the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisboa (Portugal). The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation is a Portuguese private institution of public utility whose statutory aims are in the fields of arts, charity, education and science. Created by a clause in Calouste Sarkis Gulbenkian's will, the Foundation's statutes were approved in 1956.
The conferences are not intended to advance any particular environmental agenda on an advocacy basis but rather to advance knowledge, understanding and debate. They provide a forum for scholars from different fields, such as Law, Economics, Political Science, International Relations, Natural Sciences, as well as representatives of national governments, the private sector and non-governmental organisations to exchange the latest research on the use of environmentally related taxes and other market-based instruments to advance environmental policy objectives.
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The Ninth Global Conference on Environmental Taxation

6th- 8th November 2008, Singapore

The 9th Global Conference on Environmental Taxation will be hosted by the Asia-Pacific Centre for Environmental Law (APCEL), Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore (NUS). Other partners include the Centre on Asia and Globalisation at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, NUS; the Association of Chartered and Certified Accountants in Singapore (ACCA), the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law, and the International Tax and Investment Centre (ITIC) in Washington DC, USA.
The conference will focus on the special problems of the urban environment and the challenges which confront cities and megacities. Issues to be examined include energy generation and consumption, transportation, pollution, population growth, housing, urban development and public health. The role and efficacy of fiscal policies and market-based instruments will be evaluated, particularly from the perspectives of developed and developing countries. The conference aims to create a venue for discussions and the sharing of experiences on the use of fiscal instruments to guide policy makers toward ensuring the sustainability of urban environments in the wake of rapid industrialization, depleting natural resources, continued population growth, and climate change.

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The Eighth Global Conference on Environmental Taxation

18th-20th October 2007, Munich, Germany

Innovation, Technology and Employment:
Impacts of Environmental Fiscal Reforms and Other Market-Based Instruments

Including special workshop hosted by the Federal Ministry for
Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the
Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ)
on Environmental Fiscal Reform in Developing, Emerging and Transition Economies

**Papers will be peer reviewed and a selection of the best published in
Critical Issues in Environmental Taxation VI (Oxford University Press)**

Authors: For editing guidelines please see our call for papers.

2007's GCET conference in the prestigious conference series was a tremendous success, with over 300 participants from every continent (except perhaps Antarctica!), from an incredible 49 different countries. More than 80 percent of conference participants supported Green Budget Germany's Resolution: Climate Protection needs the Power of Market Instruments (signees)

If you would like to support the resolution, please contact us.


Click here to read the testimonials of conference participants.



To see photos of the conference, please click here.

To see videos of the conference, please click here.

Most PowerPoint presentations are also now available online (see conference programme for more details).

To see the documentation of the Workshop Environmental Fiscal Reform in Developing,Emerging and Transition Economies, please click here.

For the first time, 2007’s conference was hosted by an NGO, Green Budget Germany, a single issue environmental organisation that campaigns and informs on all aspects of environmental fiscal reform. More information on Green Budget Germany (in German: Foerderverein Oekologische Steuerreform) is available here:


Academic support for the conference was kindly and expertly provided by Professor Wolfgang Wiegard and Professor Wolfgang Buchholz of the Faculty of Business, Economics and Information Systems at the University of Regensburg.


Our conference partners, the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the German Technical Cooperation (GTZ), also hosted a special workshop on Environmental Fiscal Reform in Developing, Emerging and Transition Economies.

There is a great deal of information on the conference on this website, or if you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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