GGKP Webinar | Measuring What Matters: A new methodology for collecting and reporting data on fossil fuel subsidies
Fossil fuels subsidies impede sustainable development. They have serious economic implications for governments, draining national budgets and diverting resources from other priorities like health and education. They also undermine public health and social welfare and drive air pollution, congestion and climate change.
Understanding the size of fossil fuel subsidies is a key step towards enhanced transparency and can ultimately support efforts to reform inefficient fossil fuel subsidies. A new methodology developed jointly by UNEP, OECD, and the IISD’s Global Subsidies Initiative provides an internationally agreed approach to measuring fossil fuel subsidies in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This report provides practical guidance to governments for collecting and reporting data on fossil fuel subsidies under SDG Indicator 12.c.1. Starting in 2020, UNEP will feed this data into the SDG Global Database to evaluate global and national progress on fossil fuel subsidy reform under the SDG monitoring and reporting framework.
This webinar will present the methodology for collecting and reporting data on fossil fuel subsidies and share country experiences with fossil fuel subsidy monitoring and reform, provide practical guidance to countries on compiling national estimates of fossil fuel subsidies and share insights from country experiences with fossil fuel subsidy monitoring and reform.
It is jointly organised by the Green Growth Knowledge Partnership (GGKP), the Green Fiscal Policy Network, and the IKI project "Green Economy Transformation".
2 October 2019 | 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM CET
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