International Forum on Tax and Fiscal Policies

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published Apr 14, 2006 12:00 AM, last modified Mar 03, 2014 10:38 AM

On November 16-17, CSEP held the 'International Forum on Tax and Fiscal Policies to Promote Sustainable Energy Development' at Beijing's Great Hall of the People. The forum focused on market-based measures—reform of energy tariffs, tax and fiscal policies, and environmental levies—to promote energy efficiency and clean energy development.
Former President of the United States George H.W. Bush, Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sweden's Minister for Sustainable Development Mona Sahlin, and Nobel Laureate and LBNL Director Dr. Steven Chu provided keynote addresses. Other attendees included officials from China's top ministries, experts from domestic and foreign research institutes, representatives from multilteral organizations and NGOs, and CSEP's Senior Policy Advisory Council and Dialogue Partner members. Noteworthy outcomes inlcuded (1) elevating the importance of energy pricing policy, (2) highlighting the need to enhance national budgets for policy implementation, and (3) engaging the Ministry of Finance (MOF). 

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