Senior Policy Advisor, Energy and Lead, Indonesia
Philip Gass is a Senior Policy Advisor, Energy and Lead, Indonesia with the Energy program, specializing in climate change and energy policy at the sub-national and national level in North America and Indonesia, and international developments within the UNFCCC process.
His recent work has focused on development of provincial climate change strategies, GHG mitigation policy for state owned enterprises in developing countries, the green economy in Canada and internationally, energy policy (including CCS stakeholder engagement), early reduction allowances within the Western Climate Initiative (WCI) and the engagement of the private sector in international climate negotiations. Prior to joining IISD in 2008, Philip spent three years with the Official Opposition Caucus in the Manitoba Legislature as a substantive policy researcher specializing in the portfolios of Science, Technology, Energy and Mines (including climate change) and Manitoba Hydro.
In addition to the IISD publications below, he contributed the following UNEP published report, Green Economy Scoping Study: Serbia.
- Indonesia Energy Subsidy News Briefing January 2018This update provides a look at State Budgets from 2017 and 2018, as well as an assessment of liquefied petroleum gas, coal, transport fuels and electricity subsidies. A list of recent GSI reports and commentaries is also included.
- How to Respond When Prices Go Up: Objectives and options for fuel price adjustments in IndonesiaThere are options to strengthen the fuel pricing mechanism in Indonesia. This policy brief highlights some options, including price smoothing, ratcheting and installation of price floors and caps, closing with recommendations.