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Lasse Toft Christensen

Lasse Toft Christensen

Research Officer

Lasse Toft is a Research Officer with the Global Subsidies Initiative of IISD, specializing in energy subsidies, their environmental, social and fiscal impacts as well as their reform. Recent work has focused on gasoline and diesel pricing and LPG subsidy reform. Mr. Toft leads IISD’s Indonesia country programme and works closely with the government to promote the phase out of subsidies. Mr. Toft is also IISD’s focal point and provides analytical support to the Friends of Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform, a group a countries committed to raising energy subsidy reform on the international agenda. Moreover, Mr. Toft is working on issues related to coal, electricity and renewable energy to investigate whether current subsidies to coal are justified and whether additional policies are needed to make renewable energy competitive to reflect the true cost of energy. Prior to joining IISD, Mr. Toft worked in the Danish Prime Minister’s Office, the United States Congress and the Danish Parliament.

  • Education

    Master of Science–Political Science and Public Administration (2013): Roskilde University

    Bachelor of Science–Political Science (2010): Roskilde University