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.
- New poll shows Canadians want to end public subsidies for oil and gas companiesNew polling shows that Canadians are strongly opposed to federal and provincial governments using public dollars to subsidize oil and gas companies.
- Les subventions du gouvernement à la consommation et au développement d'hydrocarbures au QuébecDe 2011-12 à 2016-17, le gouvernement du Québec a ainsi versé en moyenne 300 millions de dollars par année en allègement à la taxe sur les carburants, des mesures qui vont à l’encontre d’une diminution de la consommation d’hydrocarbures.
- 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.
- Costing Energy and Fossil Fuel Subsidies in Nunavut: A mapping exerciseThis report, entitled Costing Energy and Fossil Fuel Subsidies in Nunavut, was commissioned by World Wildlife Fund Canada and undertaken by the International Institute for Sustainable Development.