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.
Tackling Fossil Fuel Subsidies in British Columbia
This webinar will explore British Columbia's fossil fuel subsidies, examining their impacts but also potential to phase them out to support climate action.
Carbon Markets Virtual Pavilion | Resilient Recovery Through Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform
What role does energy price reform play in increasing ambition on climate change, as well as building back better from the pandemic?
Stepping up to the Plate: How Canada can meet ambition on phasing out fossil fuel support
This webinar will examine Canada’s current fossil fuel support and identify problem spots, comparing to other G20 countries.