This year's Adam Smith Prize awarded to Dr. Janez Potočnik
Berlin, 25 November 2015
This year's Adam Smith Prize for Environmental Economic Policy was awarded to the Co-Chair of the International Resource Panel (UNEP) and former European Commissioner for the Environment Dr. Janez Potočnik. During the award ceremony at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Potočnik's commitment for a transition to a greener, more energy- and resource-efficient economy was highlighted. A documentation of the event will be available shortly.

From left to right: Dr. Anselm Görres, chair of GBG, Dr. Janez Potočnik, laureate, Hans Eichel, jury member and former Federal Minister.

Björn Klusmann becomes new managing director of GBG
Berlin, 11 May 2015
GBG has appointed Björn Klusmann to be its new managing director as of 1 August, 2015. The 37-year-old political scientist will be succeeding Damian Ludewig, who has left his position as GBG managing director after seven years at his own request. A press release (in German) is available online.

Coal levy debate: Economists and energy scientists back up Minister Gabriel's proposal
Berlin, 22 April 2015
More than 50 economists and energy scientists support the proposal for a climate levy. In an open declaration published by Green Budget Germany, the scientists emphasize the importance to remain pioneer for climate protection and to reach the national climate goals by implementing a climate levy without limitation. The open declaration and a German press release are available online.

Third Annual Conference of the Green Growth Knowledge Platform
Venice, 29-30 January 2015
Kai Schlegelmilch, Vice-President and Co-Founder of Green Budget Germany (GBG), gave an interview about the paper "Fiscal considerations in the design of green tax reforms", which he co-authored with Amani Joas. The paper was commissioned by the GGKP Fiscal Instruments Research Committee for the Third Annual Conference of the Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP) and is available online.

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