August 30, 2022
As the fossil fuel subsidies are expected to swell following the rapidly rising energy prices, IISD offers a background note on the rationale and international initiatives for the reform of fossil fuel subsidies.
Policy Briefs: In Search of a Triple Win: Assessing the impacts of COVID-19 responses on the clean energy transition, inequality, and poverty
This brief assesses the likely poverty and inequality impacts of energy policies captured in the Energy Policy Tracker.
Press Release: Canada’s Provinces Provided at Least CAD 2.5 Billion in Fossil Fuel Subsidies Last Year, Undermining Climate Action
February 15, 2022
Provincial governments are still providing billions of dollars to prop up fossil fuels, concludes a new report from the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) tallying subsidies in Canada’s four major oil and gas producing provinces.
Reports: Blocking Ambition: Fossil fuel subsidies in Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, and Newfoundland and Labrador
February 15, 2022
Canada's four fossil fuel-producing provinces provided CAD 2.5 billion in fossil fuel subsidies in the 2020/21 fiscal year.
News: The Data Is in—Governments Must Green Their COVID-19 Recovery to Keep Global Temperature Rise to 1.5°C
October 29, 2021
Leading research organizations tracking global recovery spending call on world leaders to redirect all unspent and future COVID-19 stimulus away from carbon intensive activities toward nature- and climate-positive investments.
Press Release: Ahead of G20 Summit, Leading Research Organizations Tracking Global Recovery Spending Call on Governments to Green COVID-19 Stimulus
October 29, 2021One day before the G20 summit and just before COP 26, research organizations heading four recovery trackers have issued a joint statement urging further greening of COVID-19 response.
Press Release: Fossil Fuel Subsidies in Indonesia Double with COVID-19 Recovery Package
October 11, 2021
In a new brief, experts warn that fossil fuel subsidies in Indonesia's 2020 COVID-19 recovery package are not in line with climate targets.
Reports: Cutting Emissions Through Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform and Taxation
Modelling the results of 32 countries shows that fossil fuel subsidy reform saves countries 6% of emissions on average while generating significant subsidy savings as co-benefits.