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COP 26 Side Event | How Can Public Money Contribute to a Clean Transition?

November 4, 2021 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm GMT

Virtual, COP 26 European Union Pavilion

(Open to public)

A COP 26 European Union Side Event, this virtual session hosts three panels on how governments can contribute to the clean transition.

The first panel, Green Budgeting: Towards common principles, reviews the main components of green budgeting as presented by the European Commission, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

The second panel, Green Budgeting: How to make it happen?,  presents the European Commission's support to EU Member States in developing green budgeting tools.

The third panel, Lessons from COVID-19 Recovery: How public money can contribute to a clean and fair transition, hosted by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), will review key trends in governments' COVID-19 responses and discuss how to better consider the social effect of energy policies. Starting at 6:30 p.m. Glasgow time, the panel of experts will take stock of economic recovery policies adopted since 2020. Speakers will share key findings from the Energy Policy Tracker and the OECD Green Recovery Database and discuss how future policies can best support ambitious energy and climate objectives as well as positive social outcomes.


5:30–6:10 p.m. GMT: Green Budgeting: Towards common principles

6:10–6:30 p.m. GMT: Green Budgeting: How to make it happen?

6:30–7:00 p.m. GMT: Lessons from COVID-19 Recovery: How public money can contribute to a clean and fair transition