This webinar will delve into British Columbia's fossil fuel subsidies, examining their impacts but also potential to phase them out to support climate action.
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, 2020
Reforms could free up INR 306 crore while making the system more equitable, researchers say Ranchi, October 1—Better-off households in Jharkhand receive more than twice the share of government electricity subsidies collected by poor households, as revealed in a survey of over 900 households released today by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) and the Initiative for Sustainable Energy Poli
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
News: Holistic view on India's energy transition—Reactions to GSI’s new report
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.
News: Fisheries negotiations slow down due to COVID-19; WTO members still committed to finalizing the deal by the end of 2020
April 16, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced negotiations on fisheries subsidies at the World Trade Organization (WTO) onto a slow track, but negotiators are continuing to work to meet the 2020 deadline for a deal set by Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) target 14.6.
Press Release: Subsidies to renewables drop 35% as oil and gas subsidies go up 65%, next months to define future trends in India’s energy sector — report
April 15, 2020
New Delhi, April 16 – India’s renewable energy subsidies fell 35% from FY17 to FY19, while its oil and gas subsidies increased by 65%, according to a new study entitled Mapping India’s Energy Subsidies 2020, released today by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) and the Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW).