Green Budget Europe AGM on 16 March 2017

Green Budget Europe AGM on 16 March 2017

GBE is pleased to announce that it will hold its Annual General Meeting in its offices (4 Rue du Trône, Brussels-1000) on 16 March 2017. If you are interested in joining us, please get in touch at secretariat@green-budget.eu to become a member.

22 & 23 Sept 2016: 17th Global Conference on Environmental Taxation

22 & 23 Sept 2016: 17th Global Conference on Environmental Taxation

Green Budget Europe is one of the main sponsors of the 17th Global Conference on Environmental Taxation, which was held on the 22nd and 23rd of September 2016 in Groningen, the Netherlands. Over the past 16 years, the GCET conferences have materialized as a useful and important meeting place for experts and scholars from all parts of the world taking interest in experiences and insights relating to environmental taxation in […]

15 Sept 2016 – Tax Briefing: “Diesel, air quality and health”

15 Sept 2016 – Tax Briefing: “Diesel, air quality and health”

Green Budget Europe, in collaboration with six civil society organisations*, held a policy briefing in Dublin discussing the importance of increasing the tax on diesel in Ireland ahead of the annual budget. Ireland buys the most new diesel cars per head of population (70% of all new sales). The European average is 50%, and countries where the sales of new diesel cars were high (e.g. Belgium, France, Spain, Sweden and […]

30 June 2016 – Tackling air pollution from diesel cars through tax: options for the UK

30 June 2016 – Tackling air pollution from diesel cars through tax: options for the UK

On June 30th, Green Budget Europe, in collaboration with University College London’s (UCL) Institute for Sustainable Resources, organised a roundtable event in London to present its new report: “Tackling air pollution from diesel cars through tax: options for the UK“. The event was hosted by Prospect Magazine, and involved a wide range of stakeholders from campaigners and members of civil society to academics and policy makers. Discussions revolved around the […]

8 March 2016 – Energy Union: How does Civil Society engage?

8 March 2016 – Energy Union: How does Civil Society engage?

As emphasised by Maroš Šefčovič, Vice-President of the Energy Union, 2016 will be the year of delivery for the Energy Union. For this reason, Green Budget Europe is focusing on building and putting forward robust proposals for an effective and efficient governance strategy. In order to facilitate and promote the discussion around governance and the Energy Union, Green Budget Europe hosted a capacity-building workshop bringing together more than 30 representatives […]

1 March 2016 – The AGS behind, the Semester ahead:  What proposals to make Europe 2020 more social, democratic and sustainable?

1 March 2016 – The AGS behind, the Semester ahead: What proposals to make Europe 2020 more social, democratic and sustainable?

As a member of the EU Alliance for a Democratic, Social and Sustainable European Semester (EU Semester Alliance), Green Budget Europe co-organised a hearing to discuss proposals for the European Semester in 2016. The event took place in the European Parliament, Room ASP 5G1, on 1 March 2016 from 9h30 to 12h30, and was hosted by Sergio Gutiérrez Prieto MEP (S&D) and Marian Harkin MEP (ALDE). The event came at a […]

17 February 2016 – ‘What future for diesel cars?’ European Parliament Morning Briefing

17 February 2016 – ‘What future for diesel cars?’ European Parliament Morning Briefing

Green Budget Europe organised a morning briefing on the future of diesel cars at the European Parliament in Brussels, on February 17, 2016. Diesel accounts for 53% of new car sales in Europe, compared to 1-5% in Japan and the US. We know diesel cars have a negative impact on local air quality and that leading cities plan to restrict their use. But what of their climate impacts? And has […]

Semester Alliance holds Stakeholder Meeting with invited Guests on 27th November 2015

Semester Alliance holds Stakeholder Meeting with invited Guests on 27th November 2015

As a member of the EU Semester Alliance, GBE hosted a stakeholder dialogue meeting with key representatives from the European Commission and the Council of Ministers engaged in the Semester process. This first roundtable exchange discussed the latest developments and changes in the 2016 European Semester, in the light of the 5 Presidents Report, including a first reaction to the new Annual Growth Survey based on the Alliance’s joint letter to […]

Conferencia: Reforma Fiscal Medioambiental, Madrid

Conferencia: Reforma Fiscal Medioambiental, Madrid

On 22 October 2015, Green Budget Europe together with Climate & Strategy Partners, the Fundació ENT, the Fundación CONAMA and the UNED co-organised a conference on Environmental Fiscal Reform in Madrid. See the presentations, videos and photos below. English version Agenda Press Coverage Photos El pasado 22 de Octubre de 2015, El equipo de Green Budget Europe, junto a Climate Strategy & Partners, la Fundació ENT, la Fundación CONAMA y […]

Environmental Fiscal Reform within the European Semester: From Challenge to Opportunity

Environmental Fiscal Reform within the European Semester: From Challenge to Opportunity

Green Budget Europe’s board members and experts met in Brussels with representatives from the European Commission and civil society organisations to discuss the current state of Environmental Fiscal Reform within the European Semester. Below are some background information, along with the objectives of the meeting and target audience. Download the event’s agenda. The European Semester On 28 November 2014, the new European Commission kicked off the 5th round of the European Semester […]