September 17, 2018
Federal government uses hundreds of millions in taxpayer dollars to support the fossil fuel industry, keeps true cost of subsidies hidden from Canadians
Press Release: Argentina and Canada commit to peer reviews of their fossil fuel subsidies under the G20 process
June 14, 2018Two G20 members announced today that they will carry out a voluntary peer review of their fossil fuel subsidies, in a move to support transparency and contribute to their reform.
Press Release: Canada continues to provide billions of dollars each to year to support fossil fuels – new study
June 4, 2018Canada is the largest provider of government support for oil and gas production per unit of GDP, providing more than any other country in the G7, despite repeated pledges to end fossil fuel subsidies, new research has revealed.
May 2, 2018
Deadline for abstract submission: 25 May 2018 Notice of Acceptance: 20 June 2018 Deadline for full paper submission: 31 August 2018 Conference date (Geneva): Friday, 5 October 2018, 09:00-17:00 Pre-Conference High-Level Policy Panel: Thursday 04 October 2018, 18:30-20:00 The Geneva-based Global Subsidies Initiative (GSI) of the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) and the Centre for Trade and E
News: IISD and others call on Ministers to fulfil their commitments to reform and phase out fossil fuel subsidies
December 12, 2017
IISD along with 37 other groups wrote to the Government of Canada to press upon "'the importance of fulfilling its commitments to the G7 and G20 to reform and phase out fossil fuel subsidies in Canada over the medium term."
Press Release: Members Call for WTO to Play a Central Role in Ending Inefficient Fossil Fuel Subsidies
December 11, 2017Buenos Aires, December 11, 2017—A coalition of 12 World Trade Organization (WTO) Members is urging the WTO today to advance the discussion on fossil fuel subsidies, asking for transparency and reform of inefficient fossil fuel subsidies that encourage wasteful consumption.
Press Release: India reduces expenditure on energy subsidies by USD 15.4 billion: IISD, ODI and ICF India
December 1, 2017Renewable subsidies rise but coal subsidies remain stagnant, despite increased social costs to India’s GDP driven by air pollution and health care expenses
News: Consultancy Opportunities in Indonesia with GSI
November 24, 2017
There are two new consultancy opportunities available with our team. More information is available below: Consultant on Indonesia’s Energy Policy and Investment (within IISD’s Energy Program, based in Indonesia) Consultant on Indonesia’s Health and Energy (within IISD’s Energy Program, based in Indonesia) Application deadline for both positions is 17 December 2017.
News: FFSR at COP 23
November 2, 2017
There will be a number of events focused on fossil fuel subsidy reform during COP 23 in Bonn. We hope to see you there!
Press Release: Transferring Fossil Fuel Subsidies to Clean Energy Could Yield Major Savings in Dollars and GHG Emissions – Report
May 11, 2017
A new report from the Nordic Council of Ministers finds that redirecting fossil fuel subsidies toward the clean energy transition could help climate vulnerable countries reap major savings while slashing greenhouse gas emissions.