Sustainable tax system: towards a green future

25 October 2022, 10:30-13:00 Avenue d'Auderghem, 22-28, B-1040 Brussels View on Google Maps

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Our current tax systems are struggling to keep up with key megatrends such as climate change, new business models, ageing demographics, and mobile taxpayers.

In line with our project Sustainable tax systems and the responses we received to it, Accountancy Europe invites leaders in taxation to share their views on the changes necessary to make tax systems greener, supportive of societies’ climate ambitions and fit for the future.

Join us for this event in person or online. Participants attending in person will be able to gather for some food and networking after the event, at 13:00-14:00 CEST.

Event speakers (scroll down for programme):

  • Benjamin Angel, Director, DG TAXUD, European Commission
  • Paul Tang (S&D/Netherlands), Chair of FISC Committee, Member of the European Parliament
  • Femke Groothuis, President, The Ex-Tax Project
  • Arthur ten Wolde, Executive Director,
  • Janek Vähk, Climate, Energy, and Air Pollution Programme Coordinator, Zero Waste Europe
  • Steffen Kallbekken, Research Director, CICERO Center for International Climate Research
  • Walter Stahel, Author on the Circular Economy, Founder of the Product-Life Institute
  • Kyle Pomerleau, Senior Fellow, American Enterprise Institute
  • Maria Volanen, Head of Taxation Policy, Technology Industries of Finland
  • Chiara Putaturo, EU Inequality and Tax Policy Advisor, Oxfam
  • Alethea Warrington, Campaign Leader, Possible
  • Thomas Pogge, Professor of Philosophy and Political Science, Yale University
  • Margit Schratzenstaller-Altzinger & Angela Köppl, Senior Economists, Austrian Institute of Economic Research
  • Claudia Dias Soares, Independent consultant on sustainability transitions, ESG and climate change regulatory frameworks
  • Francesco Orsi, Assistant Professor, Wageningen University & Research

Please note that some of our speakers will join online.

  • Welcome

    Olivier Boutellis-Taft, CEO, Accountancy Europe

  • Environmental Taxes – The Contributors | in person

    - Claudia Dias Soares, Independent consultant
    - Francesco Orsi, Wageningen University & Research
    - Kyle Pomerleau, American Enterprise Institute
    - Chiara Putaturo, Oxfam
    - Arthur ten Wolde,
    Paul Gisby, Accountancy Europe

  • Break

  • Fireside chat – The EU, Sustainability & Taxes | in person

    Benjamin Angel, European Commission
    Paul Tang, Member of the European Parliament
    Femke Groothuis, The Ex’Tax Project

  • Environmental Taxes – The Contributors | online

    - Steffen Kallbekken, CICERO Center for International Climate Research
    - Margit Schratzenstaller-Altzinger & Angela Köppl, Austrian Institute of Economic Research
    - Walter Stahel, Product-Life Institute
    - Alethea Warrington, Possible
    - Janek Vähk, Zero Waste Europe
    - Maria Volanen, Technology Industries of Finland
    - Thomas Pogge, Yale University (pre-recorded video) Moderator:
    Paul Gisby, Accountancy Europe

  • Closing Remarks

    Paul Gisby, Senior Manager, Accountancy Europe

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