How do fossil fuel subsidies affect competitiveness and trade in various markets, and what is the likely scale of such impacts? This paper sheds light on the relevance of fossil fuel subsidies from an international trade policy perspective, in particular for the WTO.
Reports: Getting to 23 Per Cent: Strategies to scale up renewables in Indonesia
September 24, 2019
As part of the Paris Agreement, Indonesia committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 29 per cent below its baseline emissions by 2030 (and by 41 per cent conditional on international support). In addition to the 23 per cent renewable energy goal, Indonesia also has a target of reaching 100 per cent electrification ratio by 2020.
Reports: India's Energy Transition: Stranded coal power assets, workers and energy subsidies
This issue brief takes a detailed look at why such a large share of coal power is struggling today and the drivers—including subsidies—that may cause similar crises to rear their heads in future.
Reports: India's Energy Transition: The Impact of the Goods and Services Tax on Solar Photovoltaic and Coal Power Costs
March 6, 2019
In India’s Energy Transition 2018 Update, the Global Subsidies Initiative (GSI) of the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) and the Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW) published updated estimates of the scale of energy subsidies in India for FY2017, including partial data on the scale of subsidies for FY2018.
Policy Briefs: India Energy Subsidy Briefing December 2018
Highlights from the December 2018 edition: Draft amendments to the Electricity Act 2003 proposed in September 2018 include provisions to promote renewable energy, improve quality of power supply, impose stronger penalties for violations of Power Purchase Agreements (PPA), and initiate a direct benefit transfer for electricity subsidies to households. Government says it is likely to exceed the renewable energy tar
News: Call for Papers: Trade impacts of fossil fuel subsidies
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
Press Release: Members Call for WTO to Play a Central Role in Ending Inefficient Fossil Fuel Subsidies
December 11, 2017
Buenos 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.
Blog: Can Trade Help Deliver the Paris Agreement? Lessons learned from the G20
July 19, 2017 |
This year’s G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany, saw long and heated discussion on the urgency of delivering the Paris Agreement.