August 2017

Findings of Environmental Taxation Study to be Revealed at Brussels Conference

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Eunomia is presenting at a one-day conference hosted by the Committee of the Regions in Brussels which will present the lessons learnt from a major study for the European Commission (DG Environment) on the use of market based instruments in the field of environmental policy.

The conference will mark the end of the study, entitled ‘Capacity Building, Programmatic Development and Communication in the Field of Environmental Taxation and Budgetary Reform’, undertaken by a consortium led by the Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP).

The full-day event will provide a chance to hear many of the project partners speak on interesting economic instruments from across the EU in a series of thematic sessions covering: air pollution; waste, resources and the circular economy; water quality and marine litter; water stress and availability; and biodiversity and land use.

Representing Eunomia, Chairman Dominic Hogg and Head of Eunomia’s Copenhagen Office Sarah Ettlinger will join the session on waste, resources and the circular economy, presenting key findings on policy issues and the relevance of market based instruments throughout Europe.

The event will give participants from civil society organisations and policy-makers from across the EU the opportunity to come together to learn about how civil society can help support the use of economic instruments to address problems of pollution and natural resource use. The day will close with an expert roundtable and Q&A from the floor, allowing participants to ask questions and discuss methods of civil society engagement with the study team and European policy-makers.

The conference, entitled ‘Capacity Building in Environmental Taxation’, will be held at the Committee of the Regions, Brussels on 5th October 2017. If you are interested in attending, please contact Sandra Mootoosamy of the IEEP by email at SMootoosamy@ieep.eu