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Fossil Fuel Subsidies & Sustainable Development

From closing the funding gap for universal education, financing global basic healthcare, or staying within the 2° warming target for the planet, there is a huge potential from the phase out of fossil fuel subsidies for sustainable development.

Reports: Achieving a Fossil-Free Recovery

This report lays out concrete options for governments to achieve net-zero and sustainable development goals by using recovery spending to support the transition to clean energy and a resilient, fossil-free economy.

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Reports: Gender and Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform in India: Findings and recommendations

The report examines the impacts of India’s subsidies to cooking gas—and their reform—from a gender perspective. On average, when cooking with liquified petroleum gas (LPG) rather than biomass, women saved about one hour per day due to reduced cooking and cleaning times. The report recommends reviewing subsidy targeting policies so that more poor households benefit from ongoing LPG subsidies because its findings sho

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Press Release: New report reveals BRICS governments’ revenues from fossil fuels

Geneva, November 13, 2019 – As the BRICS leaders’ summit starts in Brazil, a new report is the first of its kind to bring together data on both revenues and subsidies related to fossil fuels in Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. Beyond Fossil Fuels: Fiscal Transition in BRICS, from the Global Subsidies Initiative (GSI) of the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) and Leave it in the

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News: Converting Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform into Opportunities for Climate Action

New York, 10 July 2019 – High-Level Political Forum side event explored FFS reform as the missing piece of the climate change challenge. Aiming at more effective implementation of the Paris Agreement, the event highlighted how FFS contradicts the spirit of a number of SDGs, including SDG3 (Health) and SDG7 (Energy), and explained how their removal may contribute to reach SDG13 (Climate Action) and to achieve the goals of the 2030 Agenda. 

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