This webinar will explore the role of green taxes in the fiscal system and potential for expansion as part of measures to stimulate economic recovery in South Africa.
News: “We must act now”: Ten governments call on world leaders to phase out fossil fuel subsidies
December 10, 2020Geneva, December 10—In the lead-up to the 5th anniversary of the Paris Agreement, ten governments are calling on world leaders to turn their high-level commitments into urgent action and phase out inefficient fossil fuel subsidies.
Press Release: World’s Governments Must Wind Down Fossil Fuel Production by 6% Per Year to Limit Catastrophic Warming
December 1, 2020
A special Production Gap Report finds COVID-19 recovery must be a turning point to avoid locking in fossil fuels production inconsistent with a 1.5°C limit.
Press Release: South Africans are paying for pollution at the pump
October 16, 2020October 13—South African government subsidies result in higher fuel costs and help prop up one of the world’s biggest polluters, new study says.
October 14, 2020 |
On October 1, 2020, IISD co-organized a Geneva Trade Week webinar session looking at the role of the role of the WTO in fossil fuel subsidy reform.
Press Release: Better-off households benefit twice as much from electricity subsidies than the poorest in Jharkhand, new study shows
October 1, 2020Electrictity subsidy reforms in India could free up INR 306 crore while making the system more equitable, researchers say.
News: Webinar: Fisheries Subsidies: How can leaders use the trade system to deliver for people and planet?
July 23, 2020
On July 8, 2020, IISD hosted a webinar on the state of play and future prospects of WTO fisheries subsidies negotiations.
July 16, 2020 |
On June 10, 2020, IISD hosted a webinar on what lessons Eskom South Africa could take from other economies experiences with electricity sector reform.
Press Release: G20 Governments Have Committed USD 151 Billion to Fossil Fuels in COVID-19 Recovery Packages
July 14, 2020Data made public today on EnergyPolicyTracker.org, a new website tracking climate- and energy-related recovery policies, shows a total commitment of at least USD 151 billion from G20 governments in support of fossil fuels.
Press Release: Seven principles to align COVID-19 recovery with Canada’s climate commitments—new report shown to key federal ministers
July 7, 2020Leading environmental organizations endorse new green recovery guidelines, including strict conditions on oil and gas industry July 7, 2020, Ottawa—As the federal government works out its COVID-19 economic recovery, the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) today released seven principles that outline a roadmap for meeting Canada’s 2050 climate commitments while spurring economic resiliency and
May 1, 2020
Media and experts have begun to comment on the significance of IISD's new report, Mapping India’s Energy Subsidies 2020: Fossil Fuels, Renewables, Electric Vehicles.