December 12, 2017
IISD along with 37 other groups wrote to the Government of Canada to press upon "'the importance of fulfilling its commitments to the G7 and G20 to reform and phase out fossil fuel subsidies in Canada over the medium term."
Press Release: Members Call for WTO to Play a Central Role in Ending Inefficient Fossil Fuel Subsidies
December 11, 2017Buenos Aires, December 11, 2017—A coalition of 12 World Trade Organization (WTO) Members is urging the WTO today to advance the discussion on fossil fuel subsidies, asking for transparency and reform of inefficient fossil fuel subsidies that encourage wasteful consumption.
Press Release: India reduces expenditure on energy subsidies by USD 15.4 billion: IISD, ODI and ICF India
December 1, 2017Renewable subsidies rise but coal subsidies remain stagnant, despite increased social costs to India’s GDP driven by air pollution and health care expenses
November 24, 2017
There are two new consultancy opportunities available with our team. More information is available below: Consultant on Indonesia’s Energy Policy and Investment (within IISD’s Energy Program, based in Indonesia) Consultant on Indonesia’s Health and Energy (within IISD’s Energy Program, based in Indonesia) Application deadline for both positions is 17 December 2017.
News: FFSR at COP 23
November 2, 2017
There will be a number of events focused on fossil fuel subsidy reform during COP 23 in Bonn. We hope to see you there!
Press Release: Transferring Fossil Fuel Subsidies to Clean Energy Could Yield Major Savings in Dollars and GHG Emissions – Report
May 11, 2017A new report from the Nordic Council of Ministers finds that redirecting fossil fuel subsidies toward the clean energy transition could help climate vulnerable countries reap major savings while slashing greenhouse gas emissions.
March 30, 2017 |
As part of its work on energy policy and sustainable development in Indonesia, the Global Subsidies Initiative publishes a regular briefing on issues related to energy subsidies.
Press Release: Ending Fossil Fuel Production Subsidies Cuts Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 37 Gt over 2017-2050; study
February 13, 2017GENEVA—February 13, 2017—A complete removal of subsidies for the production of fossil fuels today would result in a steady decline in greenhouse gas emissions between now and 2050 as more oil, gas and coal are left in the ground. This is according to new study by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) Global Subsidies Initiative and the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) that provides the most robust assessment to date of how global subsidies to coal, oil and gas companies contribute to climate change.
News: Redirection of Fossil Fuel Subsidies Towards Women Holds Huge Opportunity for Sustainable Development
October 11, 2016 |
A new report from IISD's Global Subsidies Initiative (GSI), entitled Gender and Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform, suggests that the reform of fossil fuel subsidies should focus assistance towards women in poverty.