Placing A Spotlight On Subsidies

The International Institute for Sustainable Development’s Global Subsidies Initiative (GSI) is a program designed to put the spotlight on subsidies and the corrosive effects they can have on environmental quality, economic development and governance.

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Research

Fossil-Fuel Subsidies

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For decades, fossil-fuel subsidies have encouraged wasteful spending and harmful emissions.  In September 2009, the G-20 agreed to phase them out. GSI research uncovers the characteristics of fossil-fuel subsidies and lessons for reform.
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Biofuel Subsidies

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Government support for biofuels has soared in recent years as policy makers have sought ways to reduce reliance on fossil fuels, especially petroleum.
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Renewable Electricity Subsidies

For decades, fossil-fuel subsidies have encouraged wasteful spending and harmful emissions.  In September 2009, the G-20 agreed to phase them out. GSI research uncovers the characteristics of fossil-fuel subsidies and lessons for reform.
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Irrigation Subsidies

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In a number of countries, irrigation subsidies comprise a significant portion of a country's budgetary expenditure, and may contribute to the depletion of scarce water supplies.
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Trade & Investment-Related Subsidies

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See all research related to the World Trade Organisation including trade models and subsidy notifications.

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List of All GSI Publications

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View all publications hosted on GSI's website. This page contains the following themes:

Reports: Fossil-Fuel Subsidies, Biofuel Subsidies, Irrigation Subsidies, Investment Incentives, Trade-Related Research, Policy briefs, Media and Outreach, Resources and Subsidy Watch issues.