March 1, 2022 |In crafting the UN's Paris Agreement on climate change, world leaders said that the energy transition must be a just one, meaning it should be fair and inclusive while creating quality jobs. What does that mean in practice?
Blog: How Can Trade Maximize Gains From Clean Energy Investment in Developing Countries?
August 17, 2021 |
As governments increasingly turn to trade policy to support the renewable energy transition, they also need to encourage the production of key components at home.
Blog: Gas Is Not a Bridge Fuel, It’s a Wall. So Why Are Governments Still Financing It?
August 17, 2021 |
If G7 nations truly want to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement, they must stop financing fossil fuels.
Blog: A Green Recovery From COVID-19: Responding to the health crisis and the climate crisis in tandem
August 12, 2021 |
As we look to chart a path to a post-COVID future, young private sector leaders say we have an invaluable opportunity to avoid past mistakes.
Commentary: New World Trade Organization Fisheries Subsidies Text: It’s a balancing act
On May 11, 2021 the Chair of the WTO negotiations on fisheries subsidies released a new draft text for the agreement. This commentary explains how the text attempts to strike a balance on key questions in the design of new rules for support to fishing around the world.
May 21, 2021 |Philip Gass explains how a just transition can ensure workers and communities aren’t left behind by the green recovery.
Blog: How Can Renewable Energy Help Us Through the COVID-19 Pandemic?
May 20, 2021 |
Richard Bridle, co-author of Achieving A Fossil-Free Recovery, explains why governments should put renewable energy at the heart of their recovery.
Blog: Green Taxation and Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform: Two tools for a green recovery
May 19, 2021 |
Joachim Roth suggests two key ways to fund energy transitions during the COVID-19 recovery: fossil fuel subsidy reform and green taxation.
Blog: The Disparity Between Climate Commitments and Clean Energy Spending
May 18, 2021 |
Are governments missing a historic opportunity to fund green transitions? How has the pandemic affected the energy system? Tom Moerenhout explains.
Blog: Five Key Principles for a Fossil-Free Recovery
May 17, 2021 |
Lourdes Sanchez, lead author of Achieving a Fossil-Free Recovery, explains how the COVID-19 pandemic has created a window of opportunity to fund a green recovery, along with five principles to do so.
April 20, 2021 |This week, NRGI and IISD will launch a new event series, “National Oil Companies and Climate Change" considering how national oil companies must evolve in the face of the climate crisis and the global energy transition.
March 16, 2021 |Increasing climate ambition over time is key, but revised NDCs lack two critical components: fossil fuel subsidy reform & green taxation.
February 25, 2021 |Vanessa Corkal sat down with Fridays for Future Toronto coordinator Aliénor Rougeot to get her take on Canada’s green recovery.
January 19, 2021 |As countries chart paths to net-zero economies by 2050, hydrogen has enjoyed a new wave of attention. Proponents believe that hydrogen could play a key role in decarbonizing industries such as steel, cement, heavy-duty vehicles, and shipping that cannot feasibly be electrified with current technology. According to Bloomberg, hydrogen could meet up to 24% of the world's energy needs by 2050.
Blog: Can the WTO Tackle Fossil Fuel Subsidies Effectively? Yes, but something needs to change
December 11, 2020 |
As countries across the globe develop recovery packages to cope with the socio-economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, we're seeing a unique opportunity to steer public finance away from fossil fuels and toward the clean energy transition.
November 2, 2020 |WTO members are negotiating an agreement to end harmful fisheries subsidies. We have 25 reasons why they must reel in a deal this year, for people and planet.
September 29, 2020 |This International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) & Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW) three-part commentary series takes a deep dive into how India’s energy sector is coping with the impacts of COVID-19 and what this means for the sustainable energy transition.
August 20, 2020 |This International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) & Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW) three-part commentary series takes a deep dive into how India’s energy sector is coping with the impacts of COVID-19 and what this means for the sustainable energy transition.
Blog: 53 Ways to Reform Fossil Fuel Consumer Subsidies and Pricing
August 19, 2020 |
We have an opportunity to reform harmful fossil fuel subsidies as part of a green recovery after COVID-19. Our experts explain how.