Why does a green recovery in Canada need to be fossil fuel subsidy-free?
The investments that Canada makes today will have long-lasting implications for years to come, with the world needing to accelerate efforts to address the climate and biodiversity crises. The past few months have shown how crucial it is that governments shift funds to important priorities beyond fossil fuels, such as clean energy, healthcare, and social protection. This webinar will illustrate how fossil fuel subsidy reform can support a green and just recovery.
We’ll deep dive into how subsidy reform can contribute to Canada’s short-term and long-term national priorities including COVID-19 economic recovery and achieving our climate change targets. We’ll analyze Canada’s existing fossil fuel subsidies and their COVID-19 response so far, in the context of the government’s commitment to phase out inefficient fossil fuel subsidies that encourage wasteful consumption. Finally, we’ll turn to assess Canada’ progress on the G20 fossil fuel subsidy peer review with Argentina and see how Canada compares internationally.
The webinar will feature Canadian and international climate change and fossil fuel subsidy experts, including a representative from the Friends of Fossil Fuel Subsidies Reform (FFFSR).
IISD at the Geneva Trade Week
IISD is pleased to be supporting the organization of the Sustainability stream of the Geneva Trade Week, being held by the Geneva Trade Platform at the Graduate Institute between September 28 and October 2, 2020.
Geneva Trade Week Session: Tackling Fossil Fuel Subsidies for a Greener Future: Is the WTO up to the Task?
Can WTO rules be used or reformed to better address Fossil Fuel Subsidies? Join this Geneva Trade Week session to find out.
Virtual Forum on Hydrogen Economy
IISD is organizing a series of three webinars on the Hydrogen Economy on October 26 (public event), October 27 (parallel workshops on key issues) and November 2 (high-level discussion of recommendations for how governments should best intervene and support the market).
Launch Event of Ceres2030: Uniting Science and Policy to End Hunger Sustainably
Ceres2030 team will launch the findings of the project at the occasion of a high-level joint event organised by the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development of Germany (BMZ) on October 13, 2020.