May 28, 2018
Want to know how you can help accelerate the transition from fossil fuels to clean forms of energy? Subsidy SWAPs aim to reform subsidies to fossil fuels and use the savings to fund the transition to clean energy, supporting investment in energy systems like renewables, energy efficiency and public transportation. IISD's Global Subsidies Initiative works with governments and partners to help remove fossil fuel subsidies that work against sustainable development. This video was supported by the Danish Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate and the Nordic Council of Ministers.
Blog: How Can the Clean Energy Transition be Funded? SWAP subsidies from fossil fuels to clean energy
May 28, 2018 |
At the Nordic Clean Energy Week 2018 in Copenhagen and Malmo, the Global Subsidies Initiative (GSI) launched a video explaining the subsidy SWAP concept.
Blog: How Can Zambia Meet Rising Energy Demand? Are subsidy SWAPs the answer?
May 22, 2018 |
Zambia needs more electricity generation capacity. A drought in 2014/15 led to unprecedented load shedding that raised the issue in the public consciousness. Since then the energy policy community has debated how best to meet demand increases of approximately 3 to 4 per cent per annum in the context of changing weather patterns linked to climate change.
Policy Briefs: Kerosene to Solar Swap Policy Brief 1: Kerosene Subsidies in India: The status quo, challenges and the emerging path to reform
October 16, 2017 |
This policy brief examines the current system of kerosene subsidies in India, looking at key issues and the impact subsidies have on the distribution of clean, off-grid solar lighting solutions.
Policy Briefs: Kerosene to Solar Swap Policy Brief 2: Building a Market for Off Grid Solar Lighting
August 24, 2017 |
This policy brief looks at the current market situation for off-grid solar technologies in India and the current barriers to an enabling business environment for solar.
Policy Briefs: Kerosene to Solar Swap Policy Brief 3: Sustainable Lighting Solutions for Rural Homes in India
August 24, 2017 |
This policy brief analyzes the current policy environment governing kerosene and off-grid solar use. It sets out a suite of detailed policy interventions that can be implemented to achieve a systemic transition from kerosene to solar for lighting in rural India.
Blog: From C20 to the G20: What we need on carbon pricing and fossil fuel subsidy reform
July 7, 2017 |
IISD’s Global Subsidies Initiative presented at a side event on June 18 at the C20 Summit, a gathering that facilitated exchanges among civil society from G20 countries on the upcoming G20 Summit agenda and beyond.
Videos: Scaling Up Green Energy Finance - Swapping Fossil Fuel Subsidies for Sustainable Energy Solutions
May 16, 2017
On Thursday, 11 May 2017, the event, ‘Scaling Up Green Energy Finance: Swapping Fossil Fuel Subsidies for Sustainable Energy Solutions, was presented by the IISD Global Subsidies Initiative (GSI), the Government of Denmark, the Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM) and the Friends of Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform (FFFSR) in Bonn.