BC’s fossil fuel subsidies reached CAD 830 million in 2017–2018. New subsidies continue to be created, including significant support for the liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry.
Provincial fossil fuel subsidies undermine the CleanBC plan introduced by the government in 2018 and hold the province back from meeting its targets for greenhouse gas emissions reductions.
This IISD report calls on British Columbia to pha
La pêcherie de sardinelles dans les eaux de la Gambie, de la Guinée-Bissau, de la Mauritanie et du Sénégal fait face à une situation de surcapacité et les stocks de sardinelles sont surexploités.
As part of Canada's participation in the G20 peer review of fossil fuel subsidies, Environment and Climate Change Canada opened a consultation on their review of non-tax subsidies.
The G20 review process is a critical opportunity to scale up climate change action, maximize policy efficiency and ensure public funding is allocated to areas that matter most to Canadians.
IISD developed a written submission to support
The public outcry in India, China, and Indonesia over air pollution has been drawing their respective governments’ attention; in response, they have started taking measures to reduce air pollution from the combustion of fossil fuels, in some cases even shutting down coal power plants.
While the links between poor air quality, transportation sector emissions and smog from deforestation fires are well established in I
As the three most populous countries in Asia, China, India and Indonesia share a lot in common when it comes to projected significant economic growth, and along with it, an increase in the power capacity driven by a booming demand.
This energy demand is met to a large degree by fossil fuel combustion, which is creating increased air pollution in these countries.
Both India and China have undertaken important steps
The report looks at different measures that have been used to address tobacco use, fossil fuel combustion and climate change, and concludes with a series of recommendations to support action against air pollution and climate change, including:
Naming and addressing fossil fuels as the root cause of the problem, as was done with tobacco.
Pricing drives economic decision making, and subsidies (along with taxation) are one of the key tools that governments use to influence prices, and through them investment decisions and consumer behaviour.
This update highlights the most significant developments in the dynamic domain of India’s energy subsidy policies in FY 2017 and explores the role that subsidies play with respect to four themes: energy access; th
Government support aimed at reducing the costs of fuel for fishers is a frequently used policy tool in both OECD and non-OECD economies, despite the negative environmental and socioeconomic consequences associated with these types of measures.
Based on the information available in WTO subsidy notifications, WTO trade policy review reports and the OECD’s Fisheries Support Estimate database, this brief suggest that US