Budgeting and public expenditures

Paris Collaborative on Green Budgeting: Using the tools of budgetary policy-making towards the implementation of SDGs



High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development - Side Event
United Nations, New York, 16 July 2018



The Paris Collaborative on Green Budgeting is the first cross-country and cross-sectoral initiative to support governments in their efforts to “green” their fiscal policies and embed environmental sustainability commitments and green growth within budget and policy frameworks. “Greening” implies using national expenditure and revenue processes to support climate and environmental goals towards developing sustainable and resilient societies.

The objective of this side event is to discuss, disseminate and further develop new and innovative tools that provide practical assistance to governments in understanding the implications of the ecological transition for budgetary policy and fiscal sustainability. In particular, it aims to enable the exchange of existing best practices and to build partnerships to advocate for proposed reforms.



One of the most important tools that policy makers have at their disposal for resourcing and implementing their ecological transition is budget and fiscal policy. It is therefore essential to establish clear connections between public finance and environmental impacts and to evaluate and improve the consistency of public finance flows with national and international environmental goals.

To assist governments in doing so, the OECD, with the support of France and Mexico, launched the “Paris Collaborative on Green Budgeting”
at the One Planet Summit in December 2017. The work of the Collaborative plays a clear role in providing the necessary incentives for action in achieving policy coherence with the SDGs as well as strengthening the (financial) means of their implementation - as highlighted in SDG 17.




The OECD, in collaboration with UN Environment and the governments of France and Mexico will host this high level side event.
Public sector officials, parliamentarians, representatives of civil society organisations, academia and the private sector are invited to attend.

Welcome and Moderation
Robin Ogilvy, Special Representative of the OECD to the United Nations, New York

Key Note
H.E. Ms. Brune Poirson, Minister of State attached to the Minister for Ecological and Inclusive Transition, France

Panel discussion
Green Budgeting: innovative tools of budgetary policy-making towards the implementation of SDGs

  • José Francisco Pérez de la Torre, Director of the Monitoring Budget Performance, Ministry of Finance and Public Credit, Mexico
  • Ligia Noronha, Director, Economy Division, UN Environment
  • Astrid Schomaker, Director for Sustainable Development,DG Environment, European Commission
  • Paris Collaborative OECD Secretariat: Katia Karousakis, Biodiversity Team Leader, OECD Environment Directorate/ Juliane Jansen, Budgeting and Public Expenditure Policy Analyst, OECD Governance Directorate 
Discussant: Elisabeth Hege, Research Fellow, Governance and Financing for Sustainable Development, IDDRI

Concluding remarks
Marcos Bonturi, Director, Public Governance, OECD





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Synthesis of the meeting


OECD: Katia Karousakis and Juliane Jansen
Mexico SHCP: Jose Francisco Perez de la Torre (Presentation)
Mexico SHCP: Investing for Sustainable Development (Background)


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Further information
Paris Collaborative on Green Budgeting


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