Workshop on a fiscal reform for a circular economy in Finland

Workshop on a fiscal reform for a circular economy in Finland

Finland aims to be a frontrunner in achieving a carbon-neutral circular economy. How to align fiscal policy with these goals? This workshop will present the preliminary results of a study on the potential of a tax shift from the use of labour to the use of natural resources in Finland, based on best practices in the EU. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss and comment the preliminary fiscal instruments, tax design and rationale, assess the challenges and opportunities of the instruments and participate in finding feasible solutions to the implementation of a green tax reform and its instruments.



Welcome, introduction and aim of the project and workshop

Chair Eero Yrjö-Koskinen, Green Budget Europe

Sitra and national roadmap to a circular economy

Director of the Carbon-Neutral Circular Economy theme area Mari Pantsar,  Sitra

Scenario for a fiscal reform to promote a circular economy in Finland  

Femke Groothuis, Ex’Tax project

A) Rationale of a green fiscal reform: How it can support the transition to circular economy?
B) Scenario for a green fiscal reform for Finland
C) Preliminary results of the modelling of impacts

Questions and comments from the audience

Presenting the instruments in the scenario

Femke Groothuis & Valérie van de Luitgaarden, Ex’Tax -project
Emma Watkins & Jean-Pierre Schweitzer, The Institute for European Environmental
Sarianne Tikkanen, Green Budget Europe


Workshop based on the method of a learning coffee table

Groups circulate in the tables, discuss, comment and assess the challenges, solutions and opportunities of the instruments as a part of a green fiscal reform to boost circular economy in Finland. The instrument are divided to 4 tables. Coffee and snacks are served.


Wrap-up: summary and conclusions of the workshop

Eero Yrjö-Koskinen, Green Budget Europe and facilitators

Conclusion and next steps

Chair Eero Yrjö-Koskinen, Green Budget Europe


Event closes


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