The Eighth Annual Global Conference on Environmental Taxation
 
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THURSDAY, 18TH OCTOBER 2007

9:00 - 11:00 GUIDED COACH TOUR OF MUNICH CITY CENTRE

Meeting point outside the main entrance of the Kardinal Wendel Haus.

11:30 REGISTRATION AND BAVARIAN BRUNCH

12:30 WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION
Chair: Prof. Wolfgang Buchholz, University of Regensburg
- Welcome Address

Jacqueline Cottrell, Project Manager, Green Budget Germany
Prof. Wolfgang Buchholz, University of Regensburg


12:50 ADAM-SMITH-PRIZE LAUDATIO IN HONOUR OF KLAUS TÖPFER
Dr. Anselm Görres, President, Green Budget Germany
- Speech

13:20 KEYNOTE SPEECH

Prof. Dr. Klaus Töpfer, former UNEP Executive Director, Former Minister of Environment, Germany

14:00 PLENARY SESSION: INNOVATION, TECHNOLOGY AND EMPLOYMENT: IMPACTS OF ENVIRONMENTAL FISCAL REFORMS AND OTHER MARKET-BASED INSTRUMENTS

(Saal) Chair: Prof. Wolfgang Buchholz, University of Regensburg

Prof. Jacqueline McGlade, Executive Director, European Environment Agency
How Market-Based Instruments, particularly Ecotaxes, have contributed to Innovation, Employment and Environmental Improvement

Kai Schlegelmilch, Vice President, Green Budget Germany
Impact of the Ecological Tax Reform in Germany (Abstract)
- Presentation
- Film: Ministry of Environment


Dr. Terry Barker, Director, Cambridge Centre for Climate Change Mitigation Research (4CMR), Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge; Chairman, Cambridge Econometrics, Ltd.
The contribution of ETR to EU growth and employment: ex post evidence from ETRs in 6 EU Member States 1995-2010 (Abstract)


14:15 PRESS CONFERENCE
(Bibliothek)
Please contact organizers for information

15:30 COFFEE BREAK

16:00 WORKSHOPS: IMPACTS OF ENVIRONMENTAL FISCAL REFORMS AND OTHER MARKET-BASED INSTRUMENTS

Workshop 1: EFR and Construction, Land Use and Conservation
(Bibliothek)
Chair: David Gee, European Environment Agency
Wayne Gumley, Shashi Sivayoganathan, Dept. of Business Law and Taxation, Monash University, Australia
Review of fiscal incentives for plantation forestry (Abstract)
- Presentation
Prof. Eleanor Brown, Regent University School of Law, Virginia, USA
Taking Green to the Bank: Transferable Conservation Easement Tax Credits…the Virginia Experience (Abstract)
- Presentation
Dr. Ignasi Puig Ventosa, Consultant, ENT Environment and Management, Spain
The unsustainable dependence of Spanish Local Treasuries on taxes and charges related to construction activities (Abstract)
- Presentation
Andrea Zatti, Prof. Giorgio Panella, Dept. of Public and Territorial Economics, University of Pavia, Italy
Buildings and sustainable urban development: Challenges and opportunities from an Italian case study (Abstract)
- Presentation

Workshop 2: The Double Dividend: Effects of Environmental Taxation on Employment
(Konferenzraum)
Chair: Dr. Rolf Iten, Managing Director INFRAS Consulting
Prof. Anil Markandya, Prof. Olga Kiuila, Economics Department, University Warsaw, Poland
Can Transition Economies implement a carbon tax and hope for a double dividend? The case of Estonia (Abstract)
Prof. Natalie Stoianoff, Prof. Mary A. Kaidonis, University of Wollongong, Australia
Environmental Fiscal Instruments and the Development of the Environmental Management Services Industry in Australia (Abstract)
- Presentation
Dr. Károly Kiss, CAAG, Corvinus University, Budapest, Hungary
The employment effects of an ecological tax reform (Abstract)
- Presentation
Deborah Jarvie, University of Lethbridge, Canada
A Comparative Study of the effects of Environmental Taxation policies on the oil and gas Industry in Canada and Norway (Abstract)

Workshop 3: Effects of EFR on technological innovation
(Heuboden)
Chair: Janet Milne, Director Environmental Tax Policy Institute, Vermont Law School, USA
Nils Axel Braathen, OECD, Environment Directorate, Paris, France
Impacts of environmental policy instruments on technological change (Abstract)
- Presentation
Prof. Paul Ekins, Alexandra Miltner, Policy Studies Institute, London, Great Britain
The impact of ETR on innovation in the environmental industries: Theory and evidence (Abstract)
- Presentation
Dr. Eva Kraav, Silja Lupsik, Ministry of Environment, Estonia
Ecological Tax Reform in Estonia and Innovation Perspectives in the Energy Sector (Abstract)
- Presentation
Michael Kohlhaas, Katja Schumacher, German Institute for Economic Research, Berlin
Learning-by-doing in the renewable energy equipment industry or in renewable electricity production – why does it matter to differentiate? A case study of Germany
- Presentation

Workshop 4: Impacts on competitiveness and industry
(Viereckhof Ground Floor)
Chair: Susanne Åkerfeldt, Ministry of Finance, SWE
Prof. Mikael Skou Andersen, National Environmental Research Institute, University of Aarhus, Denmark
Energy - mitigation of competitiveness impacts: findings and lessons from the COMETR project
- Presentation
Victoria Alexeeva-Talebi, Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), Germany
Climate Policy and Competitiveness: An Economic Impact Assessment of EU Leadership in Emission Regulation
Jarmila Zimmermannova, Ministry of Environment, Czech Republic
Energy Taxation and Its Impact on Industry in the Czech Republic (Abstract)
- Presentation
Claudia Cordiè, Aldo Ravazzi Douvan, Italian Ministry of Environment
Environmental Fiscal Reform in Italy: something in the way... (Abstract)
- Presentation

Workshop 5: Case studies in environmental fiscal reform
(Viereckhof 1st Floor)
Chair: Professor Monika Böhm, Philipps-Universität Marburg
Mark Arts, Ministry of Finance, Netherlands
The Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Environmental Tax Expenditures in the Netherlands (Abstract)
- Presentation
Dr. Maria Luisa Fernández de Soto Blass, University CEU San Pablo, Spain
Spanish Environmental Fiscal Reform (Abstract)
- Presentation
Daniel Montoya, Adviser to the Undersecretary of Public Revenues of the Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina; Professor Mariana Conte Grande, Director of the Economics Department at Universidad del CEMA, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Water discharges tax for Buenos Aires: Design and Simulations
- Presentation
Prof. Alexander Ross Paterson, Faculty of Law, University of Cape Town, South Africa
On the Road to a Sustainable Transport Sector in South Africa: The Role of MBIs (Abstract)
- Presentation

NGO-Workshop 6: Campaigning and Communication
(Saal)
Chair: Stefan Krug, Greenpeace
Gabi Hildesheimer, Managing Director Swiss Association for Environmentally Conscious Management
Schnar.ch
A New Approach for Political Campaigning in Switzerland (Abstract)
- Presentation
Michael Gybas, Project Manager Energy and Climate Coordination Office for the Local Agenda of Cologne, Germany
Development and Potential Effects of a Local Supporting-Programme for the Promotion of Adequate Alternative Engines and Fuels in the City of Cologne (Abstract)
- Presentation
Erwin Mayer, Energy/Climate Campaigner, Greenpeace, Austria
A discussion of Greenpeace's Carbon Tax Campaign in Austria
- Presentation
Valdur Lahtvee MP, Estonian Greens, Estonia
The Communication of the Estonian Environmental Taxation Reform Strategy
- Presentation

17:45 END OF AFTERNOON SESSION

19:00-21:30 CITY OF MUNICH COCKTAIL RECEPTION
Host Address by Lord Mayor of Munich Christian Ude, President of the German Council of Cities, our Conference Patron
Guest speaker: Prof. Dr. Norbert Walter, Chief Economist of the Deutsche Bank Group, Member of the Green Budget Germany Advisory Board

 

 

FRIDAY, 19TH OCTOBER 2007

08:30 REGISTRATION

09:00 PLENARY SESSION: INNOVATION, TECHNOLOGY, EMPLOYMENT AND POVERTY REDUCTION: POLICY DESIGN, PUBLIC CHOICE AND GOVERNANCE
Chair: Harald Lossack, Project Coordinator, GTZ
Dr. Anselm Görres, Green Budget Germany
Marita Steinke, Head of Division, Environment and Sustainable Use of Natural Resources, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development
Dr. Christoph Beier, Director General, Mediterranean Region, Europe, Central Asian Countries, GTZ
- Speech
Paul Hassing, Co-Chair, OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC), Network on Environment and Development Cooperation (ENVIRONET)
Rae Kwon Chung, Director, Environment and Sustainable Development Division, UNESCAP
- Presentation


10:30 COFFEE BREAK

11:00 WORKSHOPS: POLICY DESIGN, PUBLIC CHOICE AND GOVERNANCE

Workshop 1: Policy Design and Public Choice
(Viereckhof 1st Floor)
Chair: Professor Nathalie Chalifour, University of Ottawa

Prof. Shi-Ling Hsu, University of British Columbia, Canada
Pollution Tax Heuristics (Abstract)
- Presentation
Michael Böcher, Georg-August-University, Germany
Conditions for instrument change in environmental Policy – An analytical framework and the case of the German ecological tax reform (Abstract)
- Presentation
Kris Bachus, University of Leuven, Belgium
Environmentally harmful subsidies and environmental fiscal reform in Belgium (Abstract)
- Presentation
Dr. Roland Menges, University of Flensburg, Germany; Prof. Stefan Traub, University of Bremen, Germany
Energy Taxation and Renewable Energy: Testing for Incentives, Framing Effects and Perceptions of Justice in Experimental Settings (Abstract)
- Presentation

Workshop 2: Environmental Fiscal Reform and other MBIs in the EU
(Konferenzraum)
Chair: Katri Kosonen, DG TAXUD, European Commission
- Presentation
Dr. Manfred Rosenstock, DG Environment, European Commission; Adela Tesarova, DG TAXUD, European Commission
The Commission´s Green Paper on market-based instruments for environment and related policy purposes - possibilities for further use of MBI and for the development of environmental tax reforms (Abstract)
- Presentation
Claudia Dias Soares, Portuguese Catholic University
Block tax exemptions or an EU Energy Tax for undertakings covered by the EU ETS? (Abstract)
- Presentation
Claudia Kettner, Angela Köppl, Gregor Thenius, Austrian Institute of Economic Research; Stefan Schleicher, University of Graz, Austria
Stringency and Distribution in the EU Emissions Trading Scheme - The 2005 Evidence (Abstract)
- Presentation
Dr. Sven Rudolph, University of Kassel, Germany
The Sky is the Limit or Limits to the Sky: A Political Economy Perspective on Market-Based Instruments in EU Aviation (Abstract)
- Presentation

Workshop 3: Policy reviews: learning for the future
(Heuboden)
Chair: Professor Nancy Oleweiler, Simon Fraser University
Dr. Rolf Iten, Managing Director INFRAS Consulting, Policy and Research; M. Peter, H. Lückge, J. Trageser
Design options for an energy tax in Switzerland – what can be learned from existing approaches in Europe? (Abstract)
- Presentation
Jan Pavel, Leos Vitek, University of Economics, Prague
Administrative costs of the Czech System of Environmental Charges (Abstract)
- Presentation
Fiorenza Carraro, Andrea Zatti, Prof. Giorgio Panella, University of Pavia, Italy
Green, White and Brown Certificates working together: the Italian experience (Abstract)
- Presentation

Workshop 4: Institutional complexity: issues of federal, municipal and local government
(Bibliothek)
Chair: Professor Lin Heng Lye, National University of Singapore
Joana Calado Araújo Prates, Prof. João Joanaz de Melo, New University of Lisbon, Portugal
EcoTerra Model – application of environmental fiscal reform in local government financing in Portugal (Abstract)
- Presentation
Prof. Tracy Snoddon, Prof. Randall Wigle, Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada
Environmental Policy in a Federation: Issues and Impacts (Abstract)
- Presentation
Dr. Herwig Unnerstall, Dr. Irene Ring, Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ), Germany
The integration of ecological aspects into the fiscal transfer system for municipalities in Germany - learning from the Brazilian ICMS-E (Abstract)
Daniela Kletzan; Margit Schratzenstaller, Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO), Austria
Environmental Taxation Across Federal Levels in Austria - Theory of Fiscal Federalism and Empirical Results
- Presentation

Qin Tianbao, Research Institute of Environmental Law, Wuhan University, China
Energy Tax, How Far Is It From Idea To Practice? Lessons Learned From Its Dystocha Experience In China
- Presentation

Workshop 5: – SPECIAL WORKSHOP HOSTED BY BMZ / GTZ
GOVERNANCE FOR EFR IN DEVELOPING, EMERGING AND TRANSITION ECONOMIES

(Saal)
Chair: Matthias Rhein, DFID
PhD Stephan Speck, PhD Anjan Datta, Programme Officer, UNEP/GPA

EFR – differences and similarities between developed and developing countries based on a case study of the current situation in Sri Lanka (Abstract)
- Presentation
Moulay Hassan El Badraoui, Directeur des Etudes de la Planification et de la Prospective, Ministry for Territorial Planning, Water and Environment (MATEE), Morocco; and Mohammed Maktit, Chef de Service de la Prospective, Ministry for Territorial Planning, Water and Environment (MATEE), Morocco
The path towards Environmental Fiscal Reform in Morocco
- Presentation

Alice Ruhweza, National Environment Management Authority, Uganda, East and Southern Africa Katoomba Group
Application of EFR and Other Market-Based Instruments For Environmental Management in Uganda (Abstract)
- Presentation

Alamgir Khan Gandapur,
Saima Baig, Biodiversity and Environmental Economics, IUCN, Pakistan
Building Coalitions for Change to Implement Pro-Poor EFR in Pakistan (Abstract)
- Presentation

NGO-Workshop 6: Policy Proposals for a Low-Carbon Future
(Viereckhof Ground Floor)

Chair: Pendo Maro, EEB
Dr. Paul E. Metz, INTEGeR…consult, e5 European Business Council for Sustainable Energy
Some Business Benefits of full pricing by taxation (Abstract)
- Presentation
Jan-Karsten Meier, UnternehmensGrün, Germany
Efficiency in energy-consumption by sustainable tax-policy (Abstract)
- Presentation

Eberhard Rhein, European Policy Center, Brusseles, Belgium
A Plea for EU Fossil Energy Tax (Abstract)
Dr. Nicola Creighton, The Foundation for the Economics of Sustainability, Ireland
Cap and share and global certificate trading (Abstract)
- Presentation

12:45 LUNCH BREAK

SPECIAL TABLE FOR PARTIES INTERESTED IN FOUNDING A GREEN BUDGET" NGO
Please contact the conference reception desk in person (adjacent to the main entrance) or call +49 89 38102-151 for more details.

14:00 PLENARY SESSION: INNOVATION, TECHNOLOGY AND EMPLOYMENT: ENERGY
Chair: Dr Paul Metz, INTEGeR…consult, e5 European Business Council for Sustainable Ener-gy
Prof. Dr. Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker, Dean, Bren School of Environmental Science and Management, California
Long-term price elasticity requires long-term Environmental Taxation Reform
- Presentation

Mr. Alexander Wiedow, Director, Indirect Taxation and Tax Administration, DG TAXUD, European Commission
The European Commission's Approach to Market-Based Instruments and Environmental Taxationin particular
- Presentation

Prof. Michael Rodi, Greifswald University, Germany
Innovation, Technologyand Emnployment: Energy
- Presentation

15:30 COFFEE BREAK

16:00 WORKSHOPS: INNOVATION, TECHNOLOGY AND EMPLOYMENT: ENERGY

Workshop 1: Price and tax incentives: theory and practice
(Konferenzraum)
Chair: Professor Paul Ekins, Policy Studies Institute
Carol Ní Ghiollarnáth, Maastricht University, Netherlands
Corporate Income Tax Incentives for Renewable Energy Generation: Has the Double Dividend Gone Astray?
- Presentation
Prof. Nancy Olewiler, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada
Using Price Incentives to Stimulate Development of Green Technologies in Electricity Generation
- Presentation
Prof. Hans Sprohge, Wright State University, USA; Prof. Larry Kreiser, Cleveland State University, USA; Bill Butcher, University of NSW, Australia; Dr. Julsuchada Sirisom, Mahasarakham University, Thailand
Tax incentives for ocean wave energy (Abstract)
- Presentation
Prof. Scott A. Taylor, University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis, USA
The Desert Rock Project: A case study of a coal fired power plant project on the Navajo Nation (Abstract)

Workshop 2: Energy efficiency and environmental fiscal reform
(Bibliothek)
Chair: Nils-Axel Braathen, Environment Directorate, OECD
Prof. Janet Milne, Vermont Law School, USA
US Tax Expenditures for Household Energy Consumption: The Challenges of Turning Concepts into Reality
Rowena Cantley-Smith, Monash University, Australia
Managing demand: Environmental benefits of improved energy efficiency in Australian electricity markets
Fransisco Javier de Cendra de Larragán, University of Maastricht, Netherlands
An analysis of Spain’s energy legal framework for the promotion of renewable energy and energy efficiency: positive effects achieved so far, remaining structural and legal barriers (Abstract)
- Presentation
Eric Heymann, Deutsche Bank Research
Climate Change and Sectors – Some Like it Hot! (Abstract)
- Presentation

Workshop 3: Impacts of environmental fiscal reform on emissions from energy
(Viereckhof Ground Floor)
Chair: Nathalie Stoianoff, University of Wollongong, Australia
Patricia Blazey, Prof. Peter Gillies, Macquarie University, AUS
Reducing emissions from coal in Australia: fiscal and related instruments
Prof. Rossella Bardazzi, Prof. Maria Grazia Pazienza, University of Florence, Dr. Filippo Oropallo, ISTAT
Industrial emissions and CO2 related taxes in Italy: a microsimulation analysis of energy demand (Abstract)
- Presentation
Prof. Jose Marcos Domingues, Rio de Janeiro State University Brazil
Environmental Taxation on Fuel and Vehicles: The Case of Brazil (Abstract)
Dr. Seung-Joon Park, Faculty of Economics, Kyoto Sangyo University, Japan
A Carbon Tax or an Environmental Tax Reform - Difficult Decisions for Japan (Abstract)
- Presentation

Workshop 4: Environmental fiscal reform and renewable energies
(Viereckhof 1st Floor)
Chair: Peter Vogelsanger, Engineering Services, Switzerland
Tim Mennel, Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), Germany
What Does Europe Pay for Clean Energy? – Review of Macroeconomic Simulation Studies
Anna Mortimore, Griffith University, Australia
An evaluation of the Fiscal Mechanism for fostering Solar Energy in Australia
Amy Taylor, Director of Ecological Fiscal Reform, Pembina Institute, Canada; Prof. Nathalie Chalifour, University of Ottawa, Canada
Stimulating the Use of Renewable Energy in the Residential Sector in Canada with Economic Instruments
Harald Müller-Witt; Herbert Schambeck, e.terras AG, Munich, Germany
Market Incentives are Ground-Breaking for New and Risky Renewable Energy Technologies. - The Perspective and Experience of a Geothermal Start Up Company

Workshop 5: International issues - cross-sectoral questions
(Heuboden)
Chair: Orsola Mautone, European Environment Agency
Prof. Jon Strand, Tax Policy Division, Fiscal Affairs Department, IMF, USA
Issues in energy efficiency and renewable energy supply for the G-7 countries, with focus on Germany
Anja von Moltke, Trade & Economics, UNEP
Reform of environmentally harmful subsidies: a role for the WTO? The case of fisheries subsidies (Abstract)
- Presentation
Prof. Felix Ekardt, University of Bremen, Germany
Eco Tax, WTO Law, and a New Concept of Liberty (Abstract)
Roland Ismer, Ludwigs Maximilian University, Munich, Germany
Border Tax Adjustments (Abstract)
- Presentation

Workshop 6: – SPECIAL WORKSHOP HOSTED BY BMZ / GTZ
SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF EFR IN DEVELOPING, EMERGING AND TRANSITION ECONOMIE
S
(Saal)
Chair: Paul Steele, Environment Advisor Asia & Pacific Regional Centre Colombo, Sri Lanka UNDP
PhD Wu Jian, Associate
Professor, School of Environment and Natural Resources, Renmin University of China
Environmental Fiscal Reforms in China: Progress and Prospects
- Presentation

Prof. Amitabh Kundu, Professor of Economics at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India
Impacts of Environmental Fiscal Reforms in India
PhD Moses Ikiara, Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis;
PhD Adolf Mkenda, University of Dar Es Salaam;
Daniel Slunge, University of Goeteborg, Sweden
Potentials for raising revenues via EFR in Tanzania and Kenya? - Emerging practice and some suggestions for EFR-reviews in low income countries (Abstract)
- Presentation
Cecil Morden; Sharlin Hemraj, National Treasury South Africa
South Africa’s path towards an Environmental Fiscal Reform Agenda (Abstract)
- Presentation

17:45 END

19:00 CONFERENCE DINNER, KÜNSTLERHAUS MÜNCHEN
Part-sponsored by BMZ, GTZ and UNDP
Welcome speeches by:
Natascha Beinker, Environment and Sustainable Use of Natural Resources, BMZ
Harald Lossack, Project Coordinator Rioplus: Environmental Policy and Promotion of Strategies for Sustainable Development, GTZ
Dr. Rathin Roy, Public Resource Management Advisor, UNDP


Featuring the presentation of the
PRESENTATION OF THE KREISER AWARD FOR ENVIRONMENTAL TAXATION
by Professor Emeritus of Accounting Larry Kreiser, Ph.D., CPA, Cleveland State University
ACCEPTANCE SPEECH
Prof. Dr. Ernst-Ulrich von Weizsäcker, Dean of Bren School of Environmental Science and Management, University of California, Santa Barbara

SATURDAY, 20TH OCTOBER 2007

08:30 REGISTRATION

09:00 PLENARY SESSION: INNOVATION, TECHNOLOGY AND EMPLOYMENT: TRANSPORT
Chair: John Hontelez, Secretary General, European Environmental Bureau
Dr. Markus Pennekamp, German Rail AG
A Comparative Analysis of Emission Trading and Taxation in the Transport Sector

Lucinda Turner, Policy Manager, Transport for London
The Positive Impact of the London Congestion Charge on Innovation,Technological Change and the Environment

Prof. Alberto Majocchi, President, ISAE, Rome
Environmental Policy, Congestion and Land Use
- Presentation

10:30 COFFEE BREAK

11:00 WORKSHOPS: INNOVATION, TECHNOLOGY AND EMPLOYMENT IN THE TRANSPORT SECTOR

Workshop 1: EFR, biofuels, and environmentally harmful transport subsidies
(Viereckhof Ground Floor)
Chair: Professor Emeritus Larry Kreiser, Ph.D., CPA, Cleveland State University
Prof. Roberta Mann, Widener University School of Law, USA;
Prof. Mona Hymel, James E. Rogers College of Law, USA
Moonshine to Motorfuel: Tax Incentives for Fuel Ethanol
Prof. Rahmat Tavallali, Walsh University, USA; Prof. Scott Yetmar, Cleveland State University, USA; Prof. Paul Lee, Cleveland State University, USA
Ethanol as Renewable Energy: A Quantitative Analysis of U.S. Energy Policy Using Corn as an Alternative Fuel
Dr. Vojtech Máca, Dr. Hana Brůhová-Foltýnová, Charles University Environment Center, Prague, Czech Republic
Successes and failures of biofuels promotion in the Czech Republic
Andras Lukacs, Clean Air Action Group (CAAG), Hungary
Direct and indirect transport subsidies in Hungary

Workshop 2: Policy analysis: Country case studies of environmental taxation in the transport sector
(Viereckhof 1st Floor)
Chair: Florian Prange, Green Budget Germany
Bill Butcher, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Using the Chinese tax system to achieve cleaner transportation
Prof. Pedro Manuel Herrera, Spanish Institute of Fiscal Studies, Complutense University; Prof. Amparo Grau, Universidad Complutense de Madrid; Prof. Pablo Chico, Spanish Institute of Fiscal Studies, Rey Juan Carlos University
Environmental Taxes on Passenger Cars (EU Proposals and Allocation of Taxing Powers), (Abstract)
- Presentation
Dr. Roland Geres, FutureCamp, Germany
Relationship between the Kyoto mechanism and environmental taxation – examples and possibilities for transport policy (Abstract)
- Presentation
Prof. Fumiaki Toudou
Environmental Fiscal Reform for Environmental, Land, Infrastructure and Transport Problems in Japan
- Presentation

Workshop 3: Road traffic management and market based instruments
(Bibliothek)
Chair: Klemens Riegler, Ökosoziales Forum Europa, Austria
Dr. Hana Bruhova-Foltynova, Dr. Jan Bruha, Charles University Environment Center, Prague, Czech Republic
An international comparison of factors influencing modal split with emphasis on price signals (Abstract)
- Presentation
Dr. Jens Schade, Technical University of Dresden, Germany
Acceptability of Urban Road User Charging: State of the Art
Prof. Jonathan R. Nash, Tulane Law School, USA
Public Choice over Efficiency: The Case of Road Traffic Management
João Vieira, Policy Officer, T&E, Transport & Environment, Belgium
Applications of MBIs in the Transport Sector: the EU rules on road tolls for lorries

Workshop 4: Global Vision: Global Market-Based Solutions to Climate Change
(Konferenzraum)
Chair: Professor David Duff, University of Toronto
Prof. Margaret Okorodudu-Fubara, Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria
Option "C / G-77 and CHINA" – Inventing a south-south technofiscal policy to douse global warming (Abstract)
- Presentation
Prof. Philippe Thalmann, EPFL Swiss Federal Institution of Technology, Lausanne
The Revival of the World Green House Gas Tax (Abstract)
- Presentation
Ken Piddington; Prof. Frank Scrimgeour, University of Waikato, New Zealand
Carbon Emission Rights - The Key to an Optimal Policy Approach?
Prof. Aviel Verbruggen, University of Antwerp, Belgium
Tax Reform: core of a workable climate policy
- Presentation

Workshop 5: Resource taxation, resource management and sustainability
(Heuboden)
Chair: Holger Berg, Federal Environment Agency
Prof. Raimund Bleischwitz, European Topic Centre on Resource and Waste Management;
Bettina Bahn-Walkowiak, Wuppertal Institute;
David Legg, European Topic Centre on Resource and Waste Management

Aggregate Taxes in Europe: An assessment towards sustainable resource management, innovation and technological change
Prof. Hope Ashiabor, Macquarie University, Australia
Putting The Genie Back Into The Bottle: Adapting Subsidies Which Become Perverse in Managing Environmental Challenges – Two Australian Case Studies
Patricia Blazey, Head of Dep. of Business Law, Macquarie University, Australia
Sinks - Fiscal and Regulatory Challenges of Managing Sinks on the Basis of the Australian Experience
Riemara Schuivens, Ministry of Finance, the Netherlands
The Carbon-Based Tax on Packaging and the Air Passenger Tax in the Netherlands
- Presentation

Workshop 6: "Special Workshop on
ENVIRONMENTAL FISCAL REFORM IN DEVELOPING, EMERGING AND TRANSITION ECONOMIES
hosted by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and
the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ)"

(Saal)
Chair: Harald Lossack, Project Coordinator Rioplus, GTZ
Facilitated “Fishbowl” Discussion with key inputs from:
Prof. Thomas Sterner, University of Göteborg, Sweden
EFR from the environmental perspective
Dr. Matthias Witt, Senior Economist, Public Finance, Administrative Reform and Decentralisation, GTZ, Germany
EFR from the financial perspective
Dr. Tasso Azevedo, Director General of the Brazilian Forest Service
Lessons of a political practitioner within the conflicting areas of environmental objectives and the reality of public financial management

 

12:45 LUNCH BREAK

SPECIAL TABLE FOR GCET STEERING COMMITTEE AND FUTURE CONFERENCE ORGANISERS
Please contact the conference reception desk in person (adjacent to the main entrance) or call +49 89 38102-151 for more details.

14:00 PLENARY SESSION: INNOVATION, TECHNOLOGY AND EMPLOYMENT: THE POLITICAL LANDSCAPE OF ENVIRONMENTAL FISCAL REFORM
Chair: Dr. Anselm Görres, President, Green Budget Germany
Ingemar Hansson, State Secretary for Tax Issues, Ministry of Finance, Sweden
Dr. Christoph Beier, Director General, Mediterranean Region, Europe, Central Asian Countries, GTZ

Dr. Martin Bursik, Vice-Premier of the Czech Republic

16:00 COFFEE BREAK

16:30 PLENARY SESSION: REFLECTIONS AND COMMENTS
Chair: Kai Schlegelmilch, Vice President, Green Budget Germany
John Hontelez, Secretary General, European Environmental Bureau
Prof. Hope Ashiabor, Macquarie Law School

Alexandra Treciak-Duval, Head of Development Co-operation Directorate’s Policy Co-ordination Division, OECD
- Closing remarks
Cecil Morden, Director, Indirect Tax, National Treasury South Africa (tbc)
Alexander Wiedow, Director, Indirect Taxation and Tax Administration, DG TAXUD, European Commission


17:00-17:30 CLOSING REMARKS
Prof. Lin Heng Lye, University of Singapore - Organiser of the ninth GCET 2008
Dr. Anselm Görres, President, Green Budget Germany

19:00 INFORMAL DINNER IN THE RATSKELLER,
A BEER HALL UNDER THE MUNICH TOWN HALL, MARIENPLATZ

Please note that this informal event is not included in the conference fee. All food and drink should be paid for directly at the Ratskeller.

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