Brussels conference to launch results of major environmental taxation study

IEEP is organising a one-day conference in Brussels on 5 October 2017 to present the findings of a major study for the European Commission on the use of market-based instruments to address pollution and resource use.

The conference marks the conclusion of the study entitled ‘Capacity Building, Programmatic Development and Communication in the Field of Environmental Taxation and Budgetary Reform’, undertaken for DG Environment by an IEEP-led consortium.

The full-day event, hosted by the Committee of the Regions, will bring together civil society organisations and policy-makers from across the EU to discuss how civil society can support and encourage the use of economic instruments to achieve environmental objectives.

The conference will showcase the study’s findings, including presentations on interesting economic instruments from across the EU during thematic sessions on air pollution; waste, resources and the circular economy; water quality and marine litter; water stress and availability; and biodiversity and land use.


Following the thematic sessions, there will be an expert roundtable discussion with representatives of the EU institutions. There will also be plenty of time for participants to ask questions and discuss methods of civil society engagement with the study team and European policy-makers.

The conference will be an excellent opportunity to hear the results of this major study and to meet like-minded people keen to encourage the use of economic instruments for environmental purposes!

If you’d like to attend, please email Sandra Mootoosamy as soon as possible. Additional registration details will be circulated later in the summer.

 A short description of the study for the European Commission and the draft agenda for the event can be downloaded below.