Philip Gass is a Senior Researcher with the Energy program, specializing in climate change and energy policy at the sub-national and national level in North America 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.
- Meeting Canada's Subsidy Phase-Out Goal: What it means in SaskatchewanThis commentary takes a very preliminary look at consumer fossil fuel subsidies in Saskatchewan. Our initial research identifies roughly CAD 182 million in 2015 in the form of financial supports for the consumption of fossil fuels.
- Meeting Canada's Subsidy Phase-Out Goal: What it means in OntarioIISD examines some of the fossil fuel subsidies in place in Ontario, how the government is responding to them and where more can be done.
- Environmental Policies under an Obama Administration: Is Change in the Air?The day after Barack Obama's November 4, 2008, election victory, EM asked leaders within the Air ...