Green Transition within Domestic Revenue Mobilization

Mar 12 – 14, 2024 CEF, Ljubljana, Slovenia No Fee

About this learning event

Participants will discuss the role of green approaches in fostering domestic revenues. They will learn about key issues related to gathering support for green tax reforms, implementing green taxes, facilitating green transition, and addressing challenges posed by climate change. We cannot expect any progress in more sustainable domestic revenue mobilization (DRM) without sound coordination with social and economic policies. In this respect, participants will explore the best approaches to achieve greater coherence.

The workshop will be divided into three parts:

Throughout the overview of general trends, the following topics will be covered:

  • Carbon pricing in Southeast Europe
  • Renewable energy
  • Green transition and circular economy

The second part will be devoted to the Slovenian experience with introducing the green initiatives. The following topics will be covered:

  • Green budget reform
  • CBAM
    • what is in it for the authorities to assure that local businesses do not encounter hiccups in doing business with the EU
    • implementation from theory (EU Law) to practice

During the third part, experts from the Southeast Europe will present their experiences in:

  • Measures to increase the use of renewable energy
  • Improving energy efficiency
  • Waste management and recycling
  • Introducing the carbon pricing
  • Green taxation (methodologies)
  • Education and public awareness campaigns

Participants will be actively involved in discussions to learn from regional cases and international practices.

Who should attend

Representatives of tax administrations, ministries of finance, environment, and social affairs, responsible for sustainable development are welcome to apply. 

Faculty

  • Tilen Božič, former State Secretary responsible for Tax and Custom Systems, Ministry of Finance, Slovenia 
  • Branimir Jovanović, Economist, The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies
  • Dr. Janez Potočnik, former EU Commissioner for Environment, Co-Chair, Partner, Chairman of the UNEP International Resource Panel 
  • Dr. Radman Selmić, Chamber of Commerce, Serbia
  • Dr. Mitja Čok, Full Professor at the School of Economics and Business, University of  Ljubljana
  • Tjaša Kralj, Ministry of Finance, Slovenia
  • Miranda Groff Ferjančič, Ministry of Finance, Slovenia
  • Andreas Breitenfellner, Oesterreichische Nationalbank
  • Sonja Risteska, German Renewable Developer
  • Joseph Pryor, The World Bank
  • Radovan Sekulić, Ministry of Ecology, Spatial Planning and Urbanism of Montenegro
  • Anes Salman, Tax Administration of Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Nikola Aleksić, Ministry of Physical Planning, Civil Engineering and Ecology, Republic of Srpska

Partners

This learning initiative is supported by:

Slovenia's Development Cooperation Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs Slovenia Ministry of Finance, Slovenia
The World Bank (WB)