Lead, Sustainable Energy Supplies
Based in Geneva, Ivetta Gerasimchuk leads the sustainable energy supplies activities of IISD's Energy Program and its Global Subsidies Initiative. She is in charge of projects focusing on government policies with respect to energy taxation and pricing in Canada, China, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Russia and Ukraine. Ivetta's expertise lies with international economics and political strategies for implementing challenging energy reforms, mobilizing finance for renewable energy, climate change mitigation and adaptation, and sustainable international investment flows. She also works on international energy governance, including commitments and peer reviews of fossil fuel subsidies within G20 and Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation.
Before joining IISD, she was senior advisor and head of the Trade and Investment program at WWF-Russia and leading research fellow at the Institute for Natural Resource Economics and Environmental Policy of the Higher School of Economics in Moscow. Her publications span opinion editorials, media articles, monographs and peer-reviewed academic publications. Ivetta Gerasimchuk holds a BA degree in International Relations, an MA degree in International Business and Business Administration and a PhD in Economics from the Moscow State Institute for International Relations (MGIMO).
She is a fluent speaker of English and Russian and has a good command of French, German and Afrikaans.
- The French Lesson on Climate Change ActionPresident Emmanuel Macron's failure to engage with the public on fuel price increases can backfire unless France follows Just Transition principles.
- G20 Countries Must Speed Up Fossil Fuel Subsidy ReformsLike dancers doing the tango, G20 countries step forward and back when it comes to climate action. It's time to pick up the pace.
- Better Datasets Urgently Needed To Understand Full Scale of Fossil Fuel Subsidies Nature magazine recently released a letter detailing how fossil fuel subsidies reform could deliver carbon emission reductions of between 1 and 4 per cent globally by 2030. This is what we think...
- To Phase Out Coal, World Leaders Should Learn from Tobacco ActionA few countries are set to join the coal phase-out club at the One Planet Summit in Paris on Tuesday, but more levers will be needed to bring major coal users in line.
- Paris to Paris: Raising climate finance without raising global temperatureWhat does climate (and broader sustainability) leadership mean today, as we close out a year of ever-increasing emissions and one of the top three hottest years on record?
- Ending Coal: From diplomacy to implementationWe need to bring an end to coal—in a sustainable and economically inclusive way. Ivetta Gerasimchuk explains how.
- G20 must support good jobs in the low carbon transitionDonald Trump’s unrealistic promise to put coal miners back to work shows why we need a positive strategy to create green jobs.
- UK is in no position to lecture Saudis on oil dependence PM Theresa May has offered to help wean Saudi Arabia off oil, but her government’s subsidies to North Sea producers are a poor model for the Middle East petrostate.
- A Low-Hanging Fruit for Financing and Implementing SDGs: End Fossil Fuel SubsidiesPhase-out and reallocation of fossil fuel subsidies (FFS) is a low-hanging fruit for financing and implementing SDGs.
- Sticks and Toxic Carrots: Clearing the air in China and IndiaBoth countries can do more to ensure that policies on air pollution and clean energy are aligned.
- Naked Budgets: A fiscal argument to save the climateTwo news stories this week, emerging from either side of the Atlantic, encapsulate the climate change conundrum.
- G20 Support to Fossil Fuel Production: Who are the leaders and the laggards?When it comes to phasing out subsidies to the production of polluting oil, gas and coal—something...
- Fossil fuel subsidy reform in Canada: A post-partisan issueAlmost unnoticed in Canada’s federal election campaign is the fact that all national political...
- A Crash Course on Subsidy Definition by Dante, Shakespeare and Russian FolkloreDo you know what a subsidy is and what is not? If your answer is a definite “yes”, you are either new to the field or recklessly optimistic.