Fossil-Fuel Events

COP19 Side-Event: Reaping Emissions Reductions from Fossil- Fuel Subsidy Reform

Date: Tuesday, November 19, 2013 | Time: 18:30 – 20:00 Room Gdansk, National Stadium, Warsaw

Event flyer (PDF - 1.32 MB)

The benefits of fossil-fuel subsidy reform are well established. Eliminating harmful fossil-fuel subsidies improves country fiscal balances, minimizes market distortions, encourages private investment, reduces the disproportionate accrual of subsidies to wealthier sectors of society, and frees up scarce public resources for better uses.

IISD Holds Discussion on the Costs and Benefits of Subsidies to Upstream Oil and Gas Projects in the Arctic

oes government support to upstream oil and gas projects benefit local communities in the Arctic? That was the topic of a panel organised by the International Institute for Sustainable Development at the Arctic Energy Summit in Akureyri, Iceland, on October 9th.

GSI Workshop: Bringing Energy Subsidies to the World Trade Organisation

On September 30, 2013, IISD’s Global Subsidies Initiative organized a workshop on "Bringing Energy Subsidies to the WTO." The aim of the workshop was to discuss the opportunities and challenges in bringing the issue of energy subsidies onto the WTO Agenda.

G-20 Responds to Civil Society Recommendations on Progressing Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform During Moscow Summit

The Russian Presidency held the G-20’s first “Civil Summit” in Moscow, 13-14 June 2013. Three hundred and fifty delegates from across civil society discussed how the G-20 could deliver “Strong, Sustainable, Balanced and Inclusive Growth”. Recommendations were presented to Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin at a 1½ hour meeting in the Kremlin on 14 June 2013.

GSI Civil Society Workshop on Thai Energy Subsidies

BANGKOK—25 April—the Global Subsidies Initiative (GSI) co-hosted a workshop with the Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI) to discuss Thailand’s subsidies for fuel and electricity. The primary purpose of the workshop was to launch A Citizens’ Guide to Energy Subsidies in Thailand, published by the GSI with support from TDRI. Approximately 40 participants attended the workshop from civil society, industry, government and the media.

IISD-GSI Side Event - Removing Fossil-Fuel Subsidies for a Sustainable Energy Future

DOHA - 4 December 2012 - This side event to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) eighteenth session of the Conference of Parties (COP 18), organized by Denmark and the IISD-GSI, with the involvement of the Friends of Fossil-Fuel Subsidy Reform, will aim to identify how further momentum can be created for the reform of fossil-fuel subsidies.

Bangladesh Roundtable on Fossil-Fuel Subsidy Reform

BANGLADESH–27-28 November 2012–To help share experiences on the successes and challenges with fossil-fuel subsidy reform in Bangladesh, the IISD-GSI, in partnership with the Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS), held two-days of events in Dhaka.

IISD-GSI Forum for South East Asian policy-makers – “Fossil-Fuel Subsidy Reform: Challenges and Opportunities”

INDONESIA – 20-21 November 2012 – The IISD’s Global Subsidies Initiative (GSI) convened a two-day forum for policy-makers in Southeast Asia, Fossil-Fuel Subsidy Reform: Challenges and Opportunities, bringing together high-level policy-makers from Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Vietnam, as well as policy experts from international organizations.

GIZ-GSI Workshop on Smart Fuel Price Regulation

GERMANY – 8-9 November 2012 – The German development agency GIZ and the Global Subsidies Initiative (GSI) organized a dedicated workshop “Smart Fuel Price Regulation”, facilitating discussion between representatives of countries who have recently undertaken steps to reform fuel price regulation, or are planning to take such steps.

Training Workshop on Fossil-Fuel Subsidies in Indonesia

To discuss the role of energy subsidies in meeting Indonesia’s energy needs sustainably, the International Institute for Sustainable Development’s Global Subsidies Initiative and East Asia held two-day in-depth training workshops in Yogyakarta (October 9-10, 2012) and Surabaya (October 12-13, 2012).