Supporting Clean Energy Transitions Through Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform
Fossil fuel subsidies reduce the price of fossil fuels and distort energy markets, further fuelling the climate crisis. Fossil fuel subsidy reform (FFSR) can not only support transitions to clean energy, but also help make these transitions just and inclusive.
This online event, presented by the Government of Denmark, the International Energy Agency (IEA), and the International Institute for Sustainable Development Global Subsidies Initiative (IISD-GSI), in the context of the Global Commission on People-Centred Clean Energy Transitions, outlined how FFSR can contribute to clean energy transitions.
The event specifically focused on practical examples of how to conduct FFSR in a way that supports people by taking into account issues such as gender, health, local community considerations, and broader social impacts. The panel further focused on ways to approach people-centred clean energy transitions and how to seize opportunities and overcome barriers and challenges related to the issues identified.
Peter Wooders, Senior Director, Energy, IISD
Dr. Brian Motherway, Head of Energy Efficiency, International Energy Agency (IEA)
Member of the Global Commission on People-Centred Clean Energy Transitions (TBC)
Panel: FFSR and Social Impacts
Principles of Fossil-Free Recovery and the Newly Launched Fossil Fuel Subsidy Tracker
Health Impacts of FFSR
Heather Adair-Rohani, Team Leader on Household Energy and Health, World Health Organization (WHO)
Community-Level and Social Impacts of FFSR and the Shift to Clean Energy
Ruddy Gobel, Head of Communications and Partnership, National Team for the Acceleration of Poverty Reduction (TNP2K), Indonesia
FFSR, Civil Society Engagement, and People-Centred Transition
Tasneem Essop, Executive Director, Climate Action Network International
Gender Aspects of FFSR
Shruti Sharma, Associate and Energy Specialist, IISD
Moderator: Peter Wooders
Dr. Brian Motherway
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