EU: Green Budget Europe

On 25 September 25th 2008 a Conference took place in Brussels to launch the "Green Budget Europe" iniitative. This initiave fits in the context of the so called Environmental Fiscal Reform.
The organiser was the German NGO Forum Ökologisch-Soziale Marktwirtschaft e.V. (FOES).

With the aformentioned conference FOES wants to bring the existing "Green Budget Germany" initiative to the European level. Within this platform there is a futher emphasis on Market Based Instruments (MBIs).

One of the workshops was devoted to "Agriculture, Fisheries and Biodiversity – Environmental Harmful Subsidies".

Fisheries subsidies were discussed under this heading by two speakers: Anja von Moltke (UNEP, Geneva) and Markus Knigge (Pew Environment Group, Europe). Their presentations can be found here:


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