Austria

Session III. 25 April 2002, 09.30-13.00, Policies to Improve the Use of Domestic Public Environmental Expenditure

 

1. POLICIES TO IMPROVE THE USE OF DOMESTIC PUBLIC ENVIRONMENTAL EXPENDITURE

Speaker: Cielito F. Habito (Director, Ateneo Center for Economic Research and Development, Ateneo de Manila University; Former Secretary of Socio-economic Planning, Republic of the Philippines; former Chair, UN Commission on Sustainable Development, 1998)

Key issues and background papers:

  • Introducing long-term (mid-term and inter-generational) framework into the budget process and into the allocation of the public expenditure for capital investments;
  • Integrating environmental sustainability considerations into public expenditure management;
  • Integrating fiscal, economic and social considerations into management of public expenditure by environmental agencies

- keynote speech and presentation
- panel presentations
- background documents
- other related documents



2. INSTITUTIONS TO MANAGE PUBLIC EXPENDITURE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PURPOSES


Speaker: Stanislaw Sitnicki, Polish Ecofund (debt for environment swap fund)

Key issues and background papers:

  • International experience with innovative institutional set-ups for managing public environmental expenditure;
  • Special purpose environmental funds in transition economies and developing countries (Latin American, Central and East European, Asian and African models);
  • Experience with earmarking and extra-budgetary mechanisms.

- keynote speech and presentation
- panel presentations
- background documents
- other related documents