Geneva, 18 November 2016 - On 7-8 December 2016, the regional workshop "Financing for the SDGs - the role of fiscal reforms, revenue management and sovereign wealth funds in the extractives sector" will be held in Bangkok, Thailand, jointly organized by the UN Environment Programme, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the German Development Cooperation Agency (GIZ) under the auspices of Green Fiscal Policy Network in collaboration with the UNDP-UNEP Poverty Environment Initiative Asia-Pacific.
In the context of discussions to mobilize finance for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, this workshop will explore how to raise and use revenues from the extractives sector to support delivery of the sustainable development goals while reducing some of the negative environmental and social impacts from extractive activities.
It will bring together representatives from governments, international and regional organizations, industry, civil society and other experts, to discuss and share experiences with fiscal frameworks applied in the extractives sector and how these can be reformed to better support sustainable development.
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Click here to view the policy brief.