Berlin, 29/05/2009

Final Conference

Solution of the Crisis with public spending? Contribution of Market Based Environmental Policy

May 29 Berlin, Rotes Rathaus
On May 29th Green Budget Germany  organized a conference in Rotes Rathaus, the town hall of Berlin. Purpose of this conference was the discussion and interaction between politicians, the representatives of business and NGOs. The current financial crisis and the challenges and opportunities which can arise for an ecological financial reform were discussed in the conference. Especially the actual political solutions related to the crisis were reviewed, as well as their their positive and negative outcomes. Action recommendations were given to the politicians for a solution of the crisis. The present actions and the huge amounts of money which the politicians are spending to solve the crisis were seen as opportunity to reorganize the economy and the financial system towards a greener future.

Main topics of the conference included:
• Ecological crisis: Challenges and contributions of an ecological finance reform
• Social Crisis: Challenges for an ecological finance reform
• Economic Crisis: Challenges of an ecological-social stimulation of the economy and the chances of an ecological finance reform for the industry and economy
• Taxation of company cars, reform of the motor vehicle tax and the scrapping bonus
• Steering of the land use through the reform of the tax on land and buildings and other economic instruments
• Refurbishment of buildings - with concept and free-markets

The Conference programme is available in german here.
For registration to the conference please write an email to

More information, the presentations and photos of the conference, please visit the German website.