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Redirection of Fossil Fuel Subsidies Towards Women Holds Huge Opportunity for Sustainable Development

A new report from IISD's Global Subsidies Initiative, entitled Gender and Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform, suggests that the reform of fossil fuel subsidies should focus assistance toward women in poverty.

India Energy Subsidy Briefing September 2016

As part of its work on energy policy and sustainable development in India, the Global Subsidies Initiative publishes a regular briefing on issues related to energy subsidies. This edition includes a new LPG scheme (Ujjwala); a new pricing policy for kerosene; delays with the DBT-K cash transfer scheme for kerosene; and a deadline extension for the UDAY scheme to help debt-ridden distribution companies.

India's 2016 Budget - A mixed bag for clean energy alternatives

On 29 February 29 2016, India’s Finance Ministry released its 2016 budget, with important implications for clean and efficient energy. The budget pledges to reform subsidies and taxes provided to fossil fuels, which will do much to support renewable and more efficient energy. This is welcome as India seeks to do its part to meet the climate change commitments made in Paris last year.

Reform of fossil fuel subsidies is key to achieve 2°C climate goal

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has released a special report, Energy and Climate Change, as an input to ongoing climate negotiations, highlighting the pivotal role that fossil-fuel subsidy reform can play in reducing greenhouse gases (GHGs).

Spatial Distribution of Fossil Fuel Subsidies in India – Data Update

IISD’s recent publication on the spatial distribution of fossil fuel subsidies in India has been updated with the addition of an appendix containing data for FY 2013/14. 

Indonesia News Briefing June 2015

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. 

Indonesia News Briefing February 2015

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. The February 2015 special edition goes into depth on recent reforms in January 2015 and November 2014, including pricing increases and decreases for gasoline, diesel and LPG, electricity tariff changes and early information on how the government plans to reallocate subsidy savings.

Indonesia News Briefing September 2014

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. The September 2014 edition includes coverage of why a proposal to share subsidy reforms between the old and new political administration in Indonesia was turned down, and why efforts to reduce fuel consumption by the end of 2014 have been withdrawn.

Indonesia News Briefing August 2014

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. The August 2014 edition includes a recently announced proposal to share subsidy reforms between the old and new political administration in Indonesia and a description of government efforts to reduce fuel consumption by the end of 2014.  

Indonesia Monthly Briefing July 2014

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. The July 2014 edition includes a summary of how subsidies have been affected in the revisions to State Budget 2014 and what budget flexibility will remain for the newly elected administration.

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