Global Policy Forum

"Global Taxes for Global Priorities"


Financing for Development Roundtable

Highly Recommended ArticleBackground Working Papers "Global Taxes for Global Priorities"
and "Currency Transaction Tax - a Concept with a Future"

Sponsored by Global Policy Forum, WEED and the Heinrich Bí¶ll Foundation
Saturday May 5, 2001
8.45am - 3.50pm

Church Center for the UN, 777 UN Plaza (44th Street & 1st Avenue), 2nd Floor

Roundtable sessions will be opened by short comments from speakers. The majority of time in each session will be devoted to discussion among participants. The roundtable will consider both globally-levied and globally-harmonized taxes. A paper with proposals will draw on the day's discussions.


8:45-9:15 AM Coffee and opportunity to meet other participants

9:15-10:30 AM "Global Taxes and Global priorities, an Overview"

Welcome: James Paul, Global Policy Forum
Jens Martens, WEED
Klaus Linsenmeier, Heinrich Bí¶ll Foundation

Speakers: John Langmore, DESA
Ruben Mendez, Author, International Public Finance

10:30 AM-12:00 PM "Currency Transaction Tax/Tobin Tax" Speakers: Robin Round, Halifax Initiative
Ruthanne Cecil, Tobin Tax Initiative
Peter Wahl, WEED

12:00-12:45 PM Lunch Break (a light lunch will be served to participants)

12:45-2:15 PM "Eco Taxes and Other Proposals"

Speakers: David Roodman, World Watch Institute
Gawain Kripke, Friends of the Earth Outline of Presentation
Andrew Hoerner, Center for a Sustainable Economy
Katarina Wahlberg, Global Policy Forum Outline of Presentation

2:15-3:30 PM "Strategies for Success"

Speakers: Gemma Adaba, ICFTU
Fernando Carvalho, IBASE Speech
Robin Round, Halifax Initiative
Peter Wahl, WEED

3:30-3:50 PM "Summary"

Jens Martens, WEED

Conference endorsed by the World Federalist Movement

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