COP 27 Side Event | Financing the Energy Transition: The dangers of fossil fuel subsidies and false solutions
Financing a fair energy transition is a challenge: it involves mobilizing and directing resources toward renewable energy sources and moving away from fossil fuel revenues. Furthermore, governments are increasingly redirecting subsidies toward potentially dangerous distractions, including fossil fuel-based hydrogen and carbon capture and storage.
This event will provide insights from different geographic regions—including Brazil, Argentina, Indonesia, South Africa, Canada, and India—with speakers taking a close look at the trends, challenges, and opportunities associated with ending fossil fuel subsidies, as well as the unproven technologies that could delay the energy transition.
Iara Pietricovsky, President, International Forum of NGO Platforms (FORUS)
Guillermina French, Research Assistant, Fundación Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (FARN)
Livi Gerbase, Policy Adviser, Instituto de Estudos Socioeconômicos (INESC)
Julia Levin, Senior Climate and Energy Program Manager, Environmental Defence Canada (EDC)
Chido Muzondo, Policy Advisor, International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)
Shruti Sharma, Senior Policy Advisor, IISD
IISD Sustainability Certificate Series
IISD is launching a new online workshop series for university students around the world on sustainable development, policy engagement, and green economies.
COP 15 | Rio Conventions Pavilion: Nature and Climate Thematic Afternoon
This event will feature a series of sessions highlighting the importance of synergies between biodiversity conservation and climate adaptation for the successful implementation of the Global Biodiversity Framework and scaling up of climate and nature initiatives.
Geneva SDG Community Coffee: SDG Action in 2022
This event will explore a diverse set of initiatives and projects under the theme "SDG Action in 2022."
UN Biodiversity Conference (COP 15) Halfway Point Webinar
Midway through the UN Biodiversity Conference (COP 15) in Montreal, join the Earth Negotiations Bulletin team to discuss progress made, obstacles thus far, and what lies ahead heading into week two.