Invitation: Tax as a force for good

17 Jan 2019

February 27, the ACCA (the global body of professional accountants) and Deloitte will be organising an event in Brussels to debate the discussion paper 'Tax as a force for good’. The paper, written by Femke Groothuis of The Ex’tax Project was released in December, during the COP24 climate conference in Katowice, Poland. 

The paper explores how shifting tax from labour to natural resource use, pollution and consumption could help meet the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement, the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and an inclusive, circular economy.

Time & Date: Thursday 27 February 11:45-15:00
Location: Press Club, rue Froissart 95, Brussels

If you wish to attend, please RSVP before 11 February to   

DRAFT agenda

11.45am Registrations and light lunch

12.30pm Welcome speech, Gianmarco Monsellato, EU public tax policy leader, Deloitte

12.40pm Key note speech Kurt van Dender, leader of  the Tax and Environment Unit, OECD

12.50pm Keynote speech Heidi Hautala, MEP  

13.00pm Panel discussion moderated by Yen-Pei Chen, senior tax manager at ACCA

  • - Carola Maggiulli, Head of sector, Environmental, energy, transport taxation and FTT,  DG TAXUD

  • - Dr Andreas Strub, Head of Unit of Tax Policy, Export Credits and Regional Policy Secretariat General of the Council, tbc

  • - Femke Groothuis, President & Wavemaker, Extax,

  • - Malte Weisshaar, Director EU Finance and Taxes, Energy Taxation, Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry (CCI Germany)

  • - Véolia, name tbc

14.05pm Q&As 

14.20pm Concluding remarks, Gianpiero Nacci, Deputy head of Energy Efficiency & Climate Change Department at the EBRD (including Climate Finance & Finance and Climate Resilience)

The agenda and invite can be found here.