Yanick’s research focuses on fossil fuel subsidy reform in Canada, climate change and energy policy, international climate change talks under the United Nations, climate finance and capacity building, and carbon pricing mechanisms.Yanick’s recent projects include participating in the development of Morocco’s INDC and of two guidebooks to the UNFCCC negotiations for French-speaking negotiators (COP 21, Paris; COP 22, Marrakech), published by the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF). Yanick also provided Strategic advice for Green Climate Fund accreditation to a regional development bank and a national development bank (confidential clients). This effort included full support (including analysis of gaps in policies and procedures to meet the GCF requirements and a strategy to fill those gaps) until the submission of a completed application to the GCF. Yanick is fluent in English and French.
- Making the Switch: From fossil fuel subsidies to sustainable energyThis report estimates fossil fuel subsidies to be around USD 425 billion. Such subsidies represent large lost opportunities for governments to invest in renewable energy, energy efficiency and sustainable development.