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Webinar: Zombie Energy: Climate benefits of ending subsidies to fossil fuel production

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Time and Date: Thursday February 16, 2017 at 5 PM CET and 11 AM EST

Ending subsidies to fossil fuel production will not only save governments billions of dollars, but will also help reduce greenhouse gas emissions driving climate change. This webinar, hosted by IISD’s Global Subsidies Initiative, convenes the experts who have crunched these numbers on both fiscal and climate benefits of ending fossil fuel subsidies at the level of countries, markets, and the entire world.

The speakers are:

  • Dr. Ivetta Gerasimchuk, IISD, on benefits of ending global subsidies to production of all fossil fuels
  • Peter Erickson, SEI US Center, on benefits of ending subsidies to oil production in the United States
  • Dr. Sevil Acar, Istanbul Kemerburgaz University, on ending coal subsidies in Turkey
  • Ronald Steenblik, OECD, on policy options for ending fossil fuel subsidies

Discussion with interventions from Ipek Genscu, Senior Research Officer, Overseas Development Institute; Mark Fulton, Founder, Energy Transition Advisors Pty Ltd and Advisor to the Carbon Tracker Initiative and Radek Stefanski, PhD, Lecturer at the University of St. Andrews.

The discussion was moderated by Greg Muttitt, Senior Advisor at Oil Change International.

Recording of the webinar available below.

Event details

  • February 16, 2017

  • Online