Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform for Green Recovery and Greater Climate Ambition
Fossil fuel subsidy reform is a necessary prerequisite to green recovery and a key tool for increasing climate ambition and motivating clean energy transition. This virtual event, organized by the Friends of Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform (FFFSR) in collaboration with the International Institute for Sustainable Development's Global Subsidies Initiative (GSI) and with support from the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, highlighted the critical role that fossil fuel subsidy reform plays in these pathways.
During this session, IISD-GSI researchers present recent modelling results that show how much greenhouse gas emissions can be reduced by consumer fossil fuel subsidy reform, and how much money countries can save at the same time. Speakers also share guidance for achieving a fossil-free recovery as well as government and civil society perspectives on green recovery.
Call to Order
Philip Gass, Lead, Transitions, International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)
Dr. Hinrich Thölken, Ambassador, Director Climate and Energy Policy and Digital Transformation, Federal Foreign Office, Germany
The Potential for FFSR to Contribute to NDC Ambition and Green Recovery
Dr. David Walker, Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the WTO, Government of New Zealand
Session 1: IISD’s Fossil Fuel Subsidy Related Research and Updates
GSI Report Modelling Potential for FFSR to Contribute to GHG Mitigation
Jonas Kuehl, Junior Policy Analyst, IISD
IISD Flagship Report on Fossil-Free Recovery and Fossil Fuel Subsidy Tracker
Lourdes Sanchez, Senior Policy Advisor and Lead, Indonesia, IISD
Session 2: Government Responses
Indonesia’s Experience with FFSR
Dr. (HC) Ir. H Suharso Monoarfa, Minister of National Development Planning, Republic of Indonesia
Session 3: Civil Society Perspectives
Egypt’s Experience with FFSR
Dr. Mohamed El Sobky, Professor, Cairo University; Past CEO, Egyptian New and Renewable Energy Authority (NREA)
Enabling Clean Energy Transition in Indigenous Communities
Freddie Campbell, Global Hub Program Coordinator, Indigenous Clean Energy (ICE)
India’s LPG Subsidy Reform
Shruti Sharma, Associate and Energy Specialist, IISD
Moderated by Philip Gass
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